$ 199.00 $ 249.00
On stage or in the studio the AKG D 112 Kick Drum Mic is the microphone to use to clean up the dirty low down. Stays free of distortion even at high sound pressure levels. Solid and powerful response below 100Hz. Very low diaphragm resonance, relatively narrow-band rising high-frequency response at 4kHz, and extremely robust construction are other outstanding features. Also works great for bass cabs, trombone, and other low-frequency instruments.
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; for kick drums, AKG D112s into A Designs Pacificas (189903). (I prefer the Shure Beta 52 (#270267) for kick but they (D112s) were pre-mounted inside Terry's (Bozzio) kick drums. 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)."
$ 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
$ 59.99 $ 99.99
SOUND IN MOTION
for drums, percussion, wind instruments and guitar amps on stage
The D40 professional instrumental microphone with its solid all-metal body will stand up to the hardships of night-after-night onstage use with a smile. Its patented Varimotion diaphragm uses a unique laminated material to damp high resonance peaks, leading to a quantum leap in audio performance. The transducer is protected by a sturdy wire-mesh cap and can take extremely high sound pressure levels with ease.
An integrated stand adapter in combination with the included H440 mounting bracket makes the D40 a highly versatile tool for use on drums, percussion, wind instruments and guitar amps.
Dimensions / Weight
$ 99.99 $ 129.99
The P120 is a 2/3-inch diaphragm true condenser microphone that offers solidly built quality, outstanding performance and excellent value. The low-mass diaphragm delivers a clear sound with accurate sonic detail for vocals, speech and instrument recording in project studios and for home recording.
Studio vocal mic with instrument capability.
$ 99.99 $ 129.99
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
$ 299.99 $ 499.99
$ 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|
$ 179.99 $ 329.99
$ 549.99 $ 769.99
The Artist Series ATM250DE dual-element instrument microphone features cardioid condenser and hypercardioid dynamic capsules combined in a single housing.
Audio-Technica's innovative use of two polar patterns is ideal for kick drum: the hypercardioid dynamic element focuses tightly on the aggressive attack of the beater, while the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell. The elements are positioned in a perfect phase relationship, something practically impossible to achieve with two separate microphones. Not just for kick drum, Metallica is now using the ATM250DE in concert, on all guitar cabs, and it's also stellar on bass amps.
Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.
ATM250DE Dual-Element Instrument Microphone
$ 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
$ 99.99 $ 179.99
System 8 Wireless Systems are designed for reliable performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality. The ATW-801/G-T3 system includes the ATW-R800 receiver and ATW-T801 UniPak transmitter with a AT-GcW guitar/instrument cable.
This system transmits on the T3 band. The band is fixed, and if you are getting multiple systems, you'll want to be sure that each system occupies a different band.
A novel "dipole" antenna system on the receiver improves operation by providing a "ground" element in addition to the usual "signal" element. Line-of-sight operation is good to about 200 feet.
The System 8 Wireless lavalier system is a well-made, reliable, good-sounding wireless solution from one of the leaders in wireless audio technology, introduced at an affordable price. There are cheaper wireless systems on the market, but many of them lack depth and presence. The System 8 is professionally presentable for ministers, auctioneers, business speakers and teachers of all kinds.
System 8 Wireless System includes: Guitar/Instrument
$ 129.99 $ 199.99
Natural and articulate vocal reproduction when clipped on with the included Lavalier clip and equally impressive guitar reproduction when used with the included instrument adapter. Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sound from the sides and rear. Switchable low-frequency roll-off minimizes rumble and boominess. Gold-plated XLRM-type connector resists corrosion and provides faultless signal. Operates on battery or phantom power. 6' cable permanently attached between the mic and power module.
$ 179.99 $ 195.00
The miniature Audix ADX20i-P Clip-On Condenser Microphone is great for professional stage and studio applications. Designed, assembled, and tested by Audix in the USA, the ADX20i-P clip-on mic is known for its clarity, excellent transient response, resistance to feedback, SPL handling, and ease of operation. Use the Audix clip-on ADX20i-P for miking saxophone and other brass instruments. The ADX20i-P has a uniformly controlled cardioid polar pattern. This provides excellent isolation and feedback control on stage. You also get natural sound reproduction at very close distances.
The Audix ADX20i-P microphone delivers smooth and accurate response over a frequency range of 80Hz-20kHz, and it is lightweight, compact and simple to use. Housed in an aluminum ring and isolated by means of a rubber shock mount system, the Audix ADX20i-P comes with the gooseneck clip with spring tension clip (MC-20i) for easy mounting to an instrument's bell. Audix makes a number of optional accessories for the ADX20i-P microphone, so you can use it on a mic stand for a wider variety of applications.
The Audix ADX20i-P clip-on mic is designed for use with a microphone cable. The ADX20i-P condenser microphone operates on phantom voltage of 9-52 Volts and is supplied with a phantom power adapter (APS-910), 6' integrated mic cable, gooseneck clip (MC-20i) and carrying pouch.
ADX20i-P Clip-On Condenser Microphone
The cardioid pattern Audix i5 Instrument Microphone is a dynamic mic with a smooth, uniform frequency response of 50Hz-16kHz with SPL handling of 140dB. It's versatile enough to handle a wide variety of applications and music genres. The i5 is truly a mic for all seasons and sounds great on vocals, snare, and guitar amps, with a clarity that will astound you.
It features a durable cast zinc alloy body, dent-resistant grille, and black E-coat finish. Attractively laser etched with its model and serial number. Audix includes a heavy-duty mic clip and carrying pouch with the i5 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.
$ 129.99 $ 189.99
The CAD Stage4 Drum Microphone package is perfect for both the stage and studio plus most electrical and acoustical instruments. An ideal microphone setup for any four piece drum set with both a kick and a snare microphone along with two tom mics. Your bass will provide that thump with the D10 while you retain the clarity and snap of your toms and snare with the D19 and D29 microphones.CAD Stage4 4-Piece Drum Microphone Package Includes