I had the pleasure of using this mic for a drummer vocal during the 2004-2005 Stanley Cup Finals, and may I say, it lived up to its word for HyperCardioid. The vocal was heard WAY above the drum kit and I had control of the whole mix. This mic has a bright, clear, crisp sound. Couple that with great sensitivity that can handle high sound pressure levels and this a great mic to have in one's arsenal of mics. I finally bought one (2020) and 15 years later, it STILL lives up to its name!