AKG D12 VR. 18 ratings. AKG D12 VR. Dynamic Bass Drum Microphone. 3 Switchable sound presets; Automatic dB pad; Extra thin diaphragm; C I jumped at the chance to review AKG’s latest dynamic mic, the D12 VR. I own a vintage D12e and I was quite curious about this mic. As many. The venerable AKG D12 is one of those mics I hear about a lot but don’t see in person very often. I’ve borrowed a few from friends, and each one sounded very.

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See questions and answers. I would have liked to try some different settings, but I needed my head in the playing game. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. It worked great, and I’m pretty sure he has borrowed the D12 VR for every session he’s done since then. Its nice on guitar for a change sometimes too.

I later realized that the limited rotation is another, easier way to determine the front of the mic. Back then, most large- diaphragm studio condensers cost over a thousand dollars. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I know I would have tried a few setting in context that way.

New York Sold by: Ignore the D12 part of its designation; as far as I can tell, this mic has pretty much nothing to do with its namesake. While Great Britain’s legacy of recording gear manufacturing is rich, it’s mostly been devoid of condenser microphones. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Get to Know Us.

But during decades people found it is a great mic for many purposes – guitar cab or voice for example I I also wish it was easier to know which end is the front of the mic.


This D12 is ready to rock for another 70 years. Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page? It had some beater tick, but its presence peak was a lower frequency than the M 88’s, and it rv thicker in the low-mids. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It adds a nice whoomp to the low end and softens the attack a tad. Browse Related Browse Related. Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room Large diaphragm, dynamic, cardioid, boost in LF rangeused primarily on kick drum and other high SPL low frequency sources.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids aky the go. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. My first test for the D12VR was bass drum, as that is the intended application of the mic. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Designed specifically for kick-drum recording applications, the microphone has a thin diaphragm to enhance the low frequency performance.

It was never been used. I can EQ different tones, and reshape the envelope nicely with compression.

This AKG D12 is in great condition, refurbished. So the next week, I had my friend Sean Boyles bring a few small kits to my studio, where we could experiment without the pressure of a working session.

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I decided to play it safe and keep the filter disengaged. In passive or mid-scoop modes, its vibe was similar to the D’s, but its presence peak was much less nasty, and the cymbal bleed sounded less phasey. Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through Compared to most modern kick drum mics — like the Audix D6 — it doesn’t sound all that scooped and hyped a friend and I used to joke that the Sennheiser e has a single sample built inand it sits real well in aggressive drum mixes.


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Built-in-clip and 5m cable, already converted by expert to regular XLR. The idea is to provide a number of possible sounds, from “vintage” to “modern” those are kick drum codewords for “neutral” and “ticky” with a single mic.

Microphone Database mic profiles; 0 updated this week Newest Microphones: I loved having different tones without changing mics and cables. Thomann is the largest online and mail order retailer for musical instruments as well as light and sound equipment worldwide, having about 10m customers in countries and Unfortunately I was also the bass player on the session and I had our second guitarist manning the recorder.