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Audio-Technica AE2500 Reviews

4.5 stars based on 2 customer reviews
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  • from Florida May 15, 2012Music Background:
    Engineer,producer

    Great mic! Endless possibilities!

    This is a great mic. I wanted something a little more natural sounding. I wanted to be able to create my own kick drum sound instead of the typical boost the lows somewhere below 100hz, cut all the mids from 200hz-1k. Boost 3-6k. The other advantage to this mic is there are no phase issues which typically occur when you double mic a kick drum.

    This mic having 2 mics in one is awesome. They both have a flat mid response from about 200hz-1khz. But the 2 mics respond to frequencies differently which is great!

    What I've noticed..
    The dynamic mic has a boost from about 100hz-200hz. If you add a low pass filter you can create a sound similar to the Yamaha Subkick. 2khz-5khz which captures the attack, seems to sound better to me on this mic over the condenser.

    The condenser sounds better on freqs 70hz and lower. It captures freqs from 5khz-10khz much better than the dynamic. Which picks up the click of the beater.

    To sum it up...
    If you combine the 2 mics u can create the perfect kick sound. Be prepared to cut a lot of mids if you do rock, country, or gospel. No EQing can give you a great jazz kick drum sound. Placement and good tuning is key with this mic. Don't look at the frequency response charts and freak out when you see no dips in the mids.

    I love it! Thanks Paul

  • from new Orleans, La September 2, 2008Music Background:
    live sound engineer: Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society

    Not just a cool kick mic

    Placement can be really important with this mic. Try right inside the resonant head (outer) hole and work from there. If you need more attack move the mic closer inside the shell. Sometimes flipping the polarity (phase) can help too.
    This also doubles as an amazing guitar mic.

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