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Sound On Sound review the BMx2 & Black Ops

"It’s great to see a British manufacturer thriving and making products that are absolutely world-class".
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Botibol - The Last Moth

A live acoustic recording of Botibol earlier this month using 2 x BM9's. Minimal mic'ing all the way..... 1 BM9 in front of the singer. 1 BM9 on the drums. The bass amp and the piano are captured utilising the figure 8 pattern of the microphones.
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Martin Mitchell - Recording with the Valkyr

"What I'm trying to do with these various recordings using the 'Valkyr', is to show off its stereo capabilities on a range of subject which are perhaps a bit different."
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Drum overhead duties for the BM9!

A stereo pair of BM9's provided the drum overheads at Martin Smith's recent live album launch and video recording session.
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Latest Reviews

"Broke out the Extinct Audio BM9 yesterday for flute and saxophone duties. It's really lovely. Paired with a 1073 gives loads of heft, yes heft, and it looks bloody gorgeous so even if you're not recording you can just stare at it for hours and hours and hours."

James Knight, Knight Time Studios, Ealing, London

"I love the Black Ops. It’s probably my favourite microphone (I got 40 of them). It’s very good on both acoustic instruments and vocals."

Rikard Frejgrim, FABRIKK, Karlstad, Sweden

"I got the mics yesterday. Everything OK with shipping, they are working fine. I am so impressed with the craftsmanship. Thee are pieces of art! I am so thrilled! "

George ‘Geegor’ Anagnostopoulos, Abyssal Productions, Sofia, Bulgaria

"The mic arrived in one piece thanks to your excellent packaging, already recorded a couple of tracks with it. I love it! Will use it all the time in my Film+TV Scores."

Dirk Leupolz, Berlin, Germany

"Recording strings today was amazing and made even more so with a pair of Extinct Audio BM9’s. Amazing ribbon mics for all applications that don’t break the bank either. Go check them out!"

Neil Innes. ATA Records

"Black Ops makes a great close mic not only on guitar amps but also on bass amps, where I’d probably hesitate to place anything too delicate. It’s also an excellent vocal mic, particularly for those singers who always seem to sound thin, harsh or sibilant on capacitor mics. I think Stewart has judged the voicing very nicely: there’s still enough proximity effect to bring a welcome heft to sources that need it, but not so much that close-miking things makes them sound boomy or unbalanced. "

 Sound on Sound magazine,  June 2019