The Beyerdynamic M 88 Dynamic Microphone has been a classic mic since it was introduced in the 1960s. Incorporating a new low mass diaphragm element, the directional M 88 TG mic has earned its place in the history of recording the kick drum. Sound engineers have found that the lightening fast response of the microphone reproduces the complex sound patterns of the drum, resulting in a tight "thump" without the need for complex signal processing. This characteristic works equally well on other instruments especially where intricate low frequencies and their harmonics need to be captured. The Beyerdynamic M 88 TG is one of the microphones most frequently specified by sound engineers worldwide.