Product Manufacturer: Microtech Gefell Product Name: M 221 omni microphone Price of Product: $1,999 retail Product Reviewer: Joel Patterson Reviewer Credits: Owner/ Chief Engineer Mountaintop Studios, Petersburgh NY Review Date: 1-12-12 Product Synopsis: Whatever you do— if you do ANYTHING with recording any kind of audio, this mic will make what you do easier, more joyful, better. It’s a rock-solid, exquisitely machined work of precision engineering, gloriously realized, well into the terrain of ‘pro, no-nonsense gear, reliable, you have arrived, this is the first day of the rest of your life.’ I don’t wanna geek out on you— but the diaphragm is made of metal, it’s not plastic spray-painted with metal— anecdotal rumors suggest you can drop it from four feet onto a hardwood floor and it’s fine. The frequency response chart looks like they forgot to print the line— oh, the zero line IS the line. Oh. Introduction: Even though “Microtech Gefell” sounds to me like acres of steam engines, huge creaking metal doors, maybe a hunchback mad scientist or two, actually they are a team of wonderfully cool people.