Happy New Year!
I dont hear this mic getting a lot of talk anywhere.
There's nothing like the right tool for the job.And -usually- that's what I end up using.....nothing like the right tool for the job!
The tubes of course don't care what frequency they distort
you cannot have enough of these (except you have a load of Beyer M201s)
I'd definitely put the 201 on the same playing field as the 441 - both hypercard dynamics, both sound excellent on many of the same things - last album I did those were the 2 snare mics I used, picked one or the other depending on the song(or part of the song) but both were fantastic....my favourite 2 dynamics, and I'm so glad I have a few of each as I'm always reaching for them!a vintage Beyer M88 (non TG) would be another one I'd lump in this camp...
Absolutely. M201s are my favorite snaremike for top and bottom (maybe sometimes a Gefell MV692+M70 on bottom). M201s are much smaller than 441s and often fit better into tight setups hence easier to adjust.
Another 201 fan here. I have two.Try one on stand-up bass some time ...-a