Audix D6Item ID: D6
Cardioid Kick Drum Microphone - Black
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Looking For A Huge, Clean, Undistorted Kick Drum Sound?The Audix D6 is the perfect choice for solid kick drum sounds. The cardioid pickup pattern does an excellent job rejecting sound from external sound source to keep the sound of the kick drum pure and clean. The D6 boasts a VLM (Very Low Mass) diaphragm to react quickly to the attack of the beater, and the 30Hz-15kHz frequency response sports big bumps right where you need it for earth-shaking lows without sacrificing the attack. For other low-frequency instruments such as bass, the D6 fares equally well.
Audix D6 at a Glance:
Tuned specifically for kick drum and low-frequency instruments
The D6 is designed specifically to tackle kick drums and other low-frequency instruments. There is 14dB of boost at 60 Hz, 15dB between 4 and 5K, and 17db between 10 and 12k. The tailored response of this microphone makes it ideal for use of 22" bass drums. The D6 capsule features the same legendary VLM technology that has made the D series percussion and instrument microphones very popular for today's live stages and recording studios. The VLM diaphragm ensures that the mic responds very quickly to transients, ensuring the attack isn't lost.
Sounds good no matter where you place it
Drums are one of the hardest instruments to record, especially when trying to replicate the sound of a previous recording. The D6 is designed to sound good in any position and it is not dependent on finding the "sweet spot" of the drum. This is great since you know that time after time, the kick will sound great!
Audix D6 Features:
Audix D6 - The perfect mic for low-frequency applications!
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Reviewsbased on 24 reviews
Excellent Sounding Mic
by Tom from W. Sayville, NYI have used the AKG D 112 for recording my kick drum the past 3 years and liked it until it stopped working. I read a lot of reviews on the Audix D6 and wanted to give it a try. I must say that the D6... read more [+] has more punch and a tighter tone that the D 112. I would buy the D6 over the AKG any day and hope that it lasts longer than it did. close [-]
July 31, 2012
Music Background: Home Studio Recording Engineer and Musician
Live? No contest.
by Eric from Columbus, OHThis mic has a tight low end and a definitive snap. Cuts through the mix the second you pull up the fader!
July 21, 2012
Music Background: Location Recording, Education
For jazz it's a little aggressive (if you are even bothering to mic the kick, ... read more [+]I prefer a Beta 52 - more "round") - but if it's rock, pop, or R&B this is the mic.
Also does a good job giving upright bass some bite too. close [-]
The Kick Mic I Was Looking For
by Jay from Spartanburg, SCI did not know much about Audix when I gave the D6 a shot in the studio for kick drum. Until that time, I had only used Beta 52s and settled for the fact that they were pretty standard in the industry... read more [+]. The first few kicks with the D6 blew me away--and with no EQ. The punch and the thump, perfectly balanced, so clean. We used it for live worship at my church as soon as we could after that session, and it made just as big of a difference live. If you are more fond of a round/mid sound for your kick drums, you may not like the D6. However, if you want clean punch, get it! close [-]
June 27, 2012
Music Background: Amateur Recording Engineer, Producer, Guitarist, Cellist
Great for Vocal Percussion
by Wado from Boulder, COSpeaking for the a cappella nerds out there, I'd like to add that this mic is probably the best live vocal percussion (beatbox) mic on the market (it's only other major competition is the Shure Beta 5... read more [+]8). It's frequency response is very well-suited for bringing out the bass of the lower frequencies, while still giving you plenty of attack. Plus, the scooped mids make things like snare noises sound really warm and unobtrusive. And it's tough to beat the price tag. close [-]
May 21, 2012
Music Background: ITB A Cappella
Great for getting that hard rock kick sound where the mids are scooped out. Excellent at articulating the click from the beater.
Jon, Cushing, MN
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