$ 499.00 $ 649.00
The D12 VR is a large-diaphragm cardioid dynamic microphone. Designed specifically for kick-drum recording applications, the microphone has a thin diaphragm to enhance the low frequency performance. Its predecessors have been the industry standard in kick drum mics for decades. The D12 and subsequently the D12E and the D112 have been the choice of drummers and the live sound engineers who love them since 1950.
Without phantom power, the microphone delivers the pure character of the sound source. With phantom power enabled, one of three switchable active-filter presets can be used to quickly adapt the microphone response to suit the desired kick-drum sound. The filter setting can be controlled using a switch on the microphone body. In this mode the output level is also reduced by 10 dB automatically.
Check it out. The latest version of a classic. It has retained the attributes of the original but taken advantage of modern innovations. Vintage and modern have just met up, and they have done so in front of the kick drum head.
D12VR Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Dynamic Kick Drum Mic
$ 99.99 $ 149.99
The P170 is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone for recording percussion, acoustic guitars and perhaps most typically, drum set from the overhead position. Its lightweight 1/2" true condenser transducer diaphragm delivers outstanding clarity and transient response. It is an affordable alternative to the revered 'pencil' microphones. They are often purchased in pairs for overhead applications.
P170 Project Studio Condenser Microphone
$ 99.99 $ 199.00
The rugged AKG P2 dynamic instrument microphone is recommended for instruments such as bass drums, trombones, or bass amplifiers. Part of the AKG Perception Live microphones series, the P2 bass microphone delivers powerful sound with a high-energy low end.
The AKG P2 microphone's electrical hum-cancelling coil effectively eliminates interfering noises. An integrated mic stand adapter is another of the P2 AKG microphones helpful features.
Perception Live Series
For onstage performances, AKG Perception Live microphones all boast indestructible metal casings, rugged spring steel microphone grilles, appealing and scratch-resistant finishes, high-maximum SPL, and powerful sound for any venue.
P2 Dynamic Instrument Microphone
$ 149.99 $ 259.99
The P220 is a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone offering a warm and clear sound for lead vocals, acoustic guitar and brass instruments. A switchable bass-cut filter and attenuation pad make it perfectly suited for use on loud sound sources with sound pressure levels up to 155dB SPL. The rugged and roadworthy design also makes the P220 a perfect choice for on-stage applications.
The P220 represents the most popular and successful microphone within the actual Project Studio Line. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount in an aluminum carrying case.
$ 199.99 $ 359.99
The Perception Wireless Instrumental Set comprises an SR 45 receiver and PT 45 bodypack transmitter, the smallest and lightest transmitter in its class. It can be used with many AKG miniature microphones, and the battery compartment cover doubles as a convenient tool for setting input gain for the application at hand.
The system comes complete with a universal power supply with US/UK/EU adapter, MKG L cable with ¼" jack plug and mini XLR connector, and one AA size dry battery.
In combination with the C 519 ML (sold separately) also suitable for wind instruments.
SR 45 Stationary Receiver
The SR 45 Stationary Receiver delivers a diversity system, professional XLR and Jack outputs, and the SMPS solution. The audio level and squelch threshold are adjustable on the receiver. It is a stationary receiver for use with all transmitters of the Perception wireless system.
The SR 45 operates within a switching bandwidth of up to 30 MHz in the 500 to 560 MHz UHF carrier frequency range and offers up to 8 selectable carrier frequencies.
PT 45 bodypack transmitter
The PT 45 bodypack transmitter lets you use both dynamic microphones and condenser microphones operating on a supply voltage of approx. 4 V. Naturally you may also connect an electric guitar, electric bass or keytar.
The PT 45 operates within a switching bandwidth of up to 30 MHz in the 500 to 560 MHz UHF carrier frequency range and offers up to 8 selectable carrier frequencies.
Consumer Alert (for US users)
Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: The system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device.
Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888- CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones
A wireless system ideal for an exceptionally wide range of applications.
Order a wireless system that faithfully reproduces the sound of your favorite instrument.
Perception Wireless Instrumental Set
$ 139.00 $ 249.00
The ATM230 hypercardioid instrument microphone brings a compact drum model to Audio-Technica’s popular Artist Series line. The mic’s proprietary capsule is designed to excel in high SPL applications, delivering full, well-rounded audio with an exceptional low-end. The hypercardioid polar pattern keeps the focus on the sound source, directionality that is aided by the mic’s low-profile design, which allows it to be placed in a wide variety of setups. All this makes the ATM230 ideally suited for miking toms, snare and other percussion instruments.
The ATM230 features rugged metal construction that stands up to the rigors of live and studio applications, and comes with an AT8665 drum mount and a protective pouch.
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||30-12,000 Hz|
|OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY||–54 dB (1.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa|
|WEIGHT||292 g (10.3 oz)|
|DIMENSIONS||82.5 mm (3.2") long,
38.0 mm (1.5") maximum diameter
|OUTPUT CONNECTOR||Integral 3-pin XLRM-type|
|ACCESSORIES FURNISHED||AT8665 drum mount for 5/8"-27 threaded
adaptor; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded
adaptor; soft protective pouch
|AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLE||R2|
$ 349.99 $ 619.00
The ATM230 features rugged metal construction that stands up to the rigors of live and studio applications, and comes with an AT8665 drum mount and a protective pouch.
Audio Technica ATM230 Dynamic Instrument Microphone Features
$ 179.99 $ 329.99
$ 99.99 $ 169.99
The ATM650 is a versatile addition to the Artist Series featuring a new multi-stage flat grille design for precise positioning close to the sound source. Equipped with a neodymium magnet for high-output performance, the ATM650 has a frequency response tailored for clear sound reproduction of guitar cabinets, snare and percussion. A-T's innovative dual-wall floating construction banishes handling noise.
ATM650 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone
The Piano is an expressive instrument with a wide dynamic range and multiple sound sources coming from the strings and frame into which it is constructed. All of these subtle sounds and nuances have to be captured to make the Piano sound natural and to transfer the emotion with which it is played. The Opus 51 is purpose built for this type of instrument. Using the ™boundary effect™ it captures direct and reflected sounds from all parts of the instrument in perfect balance and at an equal level taking some of the guesswork out of microphone placement. As the Opus 51 effortlessly captures low frequency audio as well as the high frequency detail it also can be used perfectly for Kick Drums.
The Beyerdynamic Opus 88 condenser microphone is a perfect choice for close miking toms and snare drums, and is designed to excel at professional sound reinforcement or recording. The snare drum is hit most often, the hardest, and produces a very complex sound pattern. The Opus 88 mic has been optimized for the snare, both electrically and physically, to capture a precise sound. With its patented microphone clamp with integrated preamplifier and 3-pin XLR plug the Opus 88 can easily and quickly be mounted to the rim. The short flexible gooseneck and the horizontal swivel joint ensures optimal positioning.
Requires phantom power.
Opus 88 Condenser Clip-On Microphone
The D10 is a cardioid, moving-coil dynamic microphone specifically designed and carefully equalized for kick drum capture and reinforcement. Special attention has been given to enhancing “thump”, “crack” and “click” while reducing “boxiness”.
Although designed for kick drum, excellent results are also obtained when used on floor toms, electric guitar and electric bass cabinets.
The die-cast metal body and hardened protective steel screen provide rugged durability. Integrated swivel mount is included.
$ 199.99 $ 299.00
One of Al Di Meola's two favorite acoustic guitar mics for live performance, the Equitek e60 Cardioid Condenser Microphone has externally-biased point-source transduction with a high-power transformerless drive in a bulletproof road-ready housing. Take it on tour for high-impact instrumentation. Features include three-frequency hi-pass filter, 10dB attenuator and integral stand clamp. The microphone's applications include acoustic instrument, guitar cabinets, bass cabinets, strings, piano, cymbals/overheads, kick drum, snare drum, hi-hat.
24V or 48V phantom power required.
$ 79.99 $ 89.99
Packaged in a rugged small, all metal body, the ICM417 electret condenser microphone provides natural, transparent sound quality. The transformerless design of this cardioid condenser provides optimum low frequency response and low distortion. Designed for use with cymbals, overheads, and stringed instruments, the wide, flat frequency of the ICM417, coupled with the CAD exclusive I.N.R. shockmount, make this an extremely high quality percussion microphone, as well.
The ABS system is quickest and easiest way to amplify your banjo or resonator guitar. It combines a dynamic microphone (with the versatile cardioid pattern) and a compact gooseneck coupled to a shock mounted adjustable bracket that has no exposed wiring. The ABS reliably captures the sound of your banjo or reso-guitar at the precise spot you prefer for the tone you're after, without the annoyance of extraneous vibrations. ABS can be moved from one instrument to another in seconds and includes a stomp-box preamp (our 9-volt-powered ABS-2). A footswitch can increase gain (volume) to punch out lead breaks. An AC adapter is available (ABS-ADT). Connection to the sound system or amp is via standard 1/4" guitar cable; two cables are required for connection with preamp and amplifier. ABS comes in a hard plastic carrying case with fitted foam inserts for the mic and pedal.
$ 79.99 $ 119.99
Samson's C01 has all the performance features that you demand from a large diaphragm condenser microphone. It's the perfect solution for recording vocals, acoustic instruments and for use as and overhead drum mic.
Featuring a large, dual-layer 19mm diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern, the C01 produces a smooth flat frequency response. Its two ultra-thin sensor membranes pick up far more detailed sounds than any dynamic coil. The result is a mic that captures accurate, detailed and smooth audio with warm bass tones and extended top end. You'll hear the strings and wood of your guitar, the breath and resonance of a singer, or the brassy shimmer of a ride cymbal with crystal clear clarity.
The C01's design includes a heavy gauge mesh grill, gold-plated XLR connecter and an LED for monitoring its 48V of phantom power. It also comes with a swivel mount that can be attached to any standard mic stand. In addition, an optional SP01 spider shock mount is available for increased mic and sound stability.
Samson's C01 is one of the best values available from a professional recording microphone.
$ 79.99 $ 199.99An incredibly well-made kick drum mic. Rigid, and featuring a huge diaphragm element, the Q Kick sounds better than mics costing hundreds more.
$ 349.99 $ 439.99
The response and cardioid pattern of the Sennheiser e 604 Drum Microphone is optimized for use on drum sets, while also producing exceptional results on brass and woodwinds. Sennheiser e 604 mics handle very high SPLs, with clear, balanced, low-distortion signals similar to high-end studio condenser mics. Lightweight voice coils provide extended high frequency and rapid transient response. Tough reinforced fiberglass bodies take knocks and shocks and suppress impact noise.
Pattern and Type
Size and Weight
$ 189.00 $ 236.00
The Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic is a high-output, dynamic microphone with a frequency response tailored specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. It provides superb attack and punch, and delivers studio-quality sound even at extremely high SPLs. Its modified supercardioid pattern ensures high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted sound.
Channel Strips of the Stars: Ronan Chris Murphy
World-class producer/engineer/mixer Ronan Chris Murphy's credits include King Crimson, Steve Morse, Terry Bozzio, Victor Bisetti, Gregg Bissonette, Tony Levin, and projects with members of Tool, Ministry, Weezer, Dishwalla, and Yes. A huge fan of A Designs Audio, Ronan was kind enough to share some of his drum-recording signal chains:
"Well all of the drums for Terry Bozzio's Jazz trio were recorded with all A Designs Audio solid state preamps. For drum overheads I used Shure KSM32 condenser mics (#270141) into a Pacifica (#189903); for kick drums, I prefer the Shure Beta 52. Actually I have used the Shure KSM32 into Pacifica combo on tons of great drummers, including Terry Bozzio, Victor Bisetti (Los Lobos), Gregg Bissonette (Santana, David Lee Roth), and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mister Mister, The Rembrandts)."
Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic
Compact drum microphone engineered for close miking of snare and toms.
The Shure BETA®56A microphone has a frequency response specifically tailored for drums and instruments. Its extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise.
A built-in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation. The stand adapter keeps the microphone securely in place, even if it is struck by a drumstick. Typical Beta 56A applications include close miking of tom-toms and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar amplifiers, brass instruments, and woodwinds.
Tailored frequency response provides drums, amplified instruments, and horns with studio quality sound
Built–in stand adapter with dynamic locking system and XLR connector simplifies setup and provides greater flexibility
Uniform supercardioid pattern for high gain-before-feedback and superior rejection of off–axis sound
Compact design reduces stage clutter
Hardened steel mesh grille resists wear and abuse
Neodymium magnet for high signal–to–noise ratio output
Minimally affected by varying load impedance
Advanced pneumatic shock mount system that minimizes transmission of mechanical noise and vibration
Legendary Shure quality and reliability
Excellent microphone designed for use with amplified or acoustic instruments. Compact grille design.
The Shure BETA®57A is a high output supercardioid dynamic microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording. It maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range. This insures high gain-before-feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off–axis tone coloration.
Excellent for acoustic and electric instruments as well as for vocals, the extremely versatile Beta 57A dynamic microphone provides optimal warmth and presence. Typical applications include drums, guitar amplifiers, brass, woodwinds and vocals.
$ 209.00 $ 261.00
A versatile solution for brass or percussion instruments. No external mounting hardware required.
The BETA®98H/C and the wireless version WB98H/C are premium cardioid condenser instrument microphones that clamp onto the bell of wind instruments or onto the rim of percussion instruments. The integrated gooseneck and ratcheting swivel joint allows the mic to be easily positioned and secured, and an isolation shock-mount reduces the transmission of instrument 'key noise' and other mechanical noise. A gooseneck angle brace is included to provide better retention of the microphone placement during more active performances.
$ 99.00 $ 124.00The Shure SM57-LC Microphone is a unidirectional dynamic microphone and a true professional workhorse used in many applications including the USA's presidential podium for over 3 decades. It is an exceptional choice for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence rise, the SM57-LC is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise.