Beyerdynamic's legendary M130 double ribbon microphone has a superb transient response, creating a highly detailed sound with unequalled accuracy and transparency. The bi directional figure eight polar pattern effectively suppresses unwanted interference from the sides. The M130's balanced, uncolored sound handles a wide variety of applications. In conjunction with the hypercardioid M160 (sold separately), the M130 is ideal for creating an authentic stereo image through the use of the MS (Mid Side) technique. The M130 gives excellent results when the Mid Side technique is used to record or broadcast a true stereo image. Its rugged design handles the demands of remote recording/broadcast sessions as easily as those of the studio. Alone, the M130 allows the recording of background audience noise and concert hall "ambience" without unwanted resonances. In the recording studio it is effective with back up vocal groups, percussion and mounted toms. The 130's crisply articulated, uncolored sound is well suited to such demanding audiophile applications as digital and direct to disc recording.