$ 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
$ 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
Sold Out $ 169.00
The Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is the ideal mic for project and home studio applications. With a remarkably low price, cardioid pattern, and specs that put it in the big leagues, it features a custom-engineered, 16mm low-mass diaphragm and smooth 20Hz-20kHz frequency response. The AT2020's low self-noise is suited to digital recording, plus it has a high 144dB SPL handling.
Requires phantom power.
$ 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
Sold Out $ 489.00
The microphone’s cardioid polar pattern isolates the instrument by reducing side and rear pickup, and the switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter on the in-line power module helps control undesired low-frequency noise. The system also includes an AT8468 violin mount with a hook-and-loop fastener and a protective carrying case.
$ 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
$ 279.99 $ 524.99
$ 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 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
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.
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