The D6 was consistent nearly anywhere within the kick, with a solid, no-hassle sound….On stage or in session, the D6 rocks – literally!” To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. -Don “Turk” Schell, Front of House, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, “Forget EQ. I had a engineer bring one in for an act I did this past summer he had the best kick sound. I was unsure if it was the drum (It always helps when you see a drum Tec take the time to tune the drums before a sound check). The Audix D6 in one word: modern. Audix D6 Placement? -Chris Pfund, Quantum Sound, Montauk NY. I use an Audix D6, and typically lay it on a small towel inside the drum a little closer to the batter side and a little farther away from the reso side. 1 x D6 Instrument Microphone -Ross Humphrey, Sound Designer, Blue Man Group, “D6 is just killer! Designed, assembled, and tested by Audix in the USA. The D6 gives me a good solid kick sound to work with. (0 members and 1 guests). -Paul Middleton, Front of House, Bonnie Raitt, “Love the D6, sounds so natural and does not color the sound at all. He said it was shaking the whole stage and that he could really feel the improved low end. The D6 is now part of our sound.” "Audix continues to impress us with its latest kick drum mic, the D6." Kick drum mic placement I am wondering to what extent it makes a difference where you place the kick drum mic? If this is your first visit, be sure to -Mark Frink, Monitor Engineer, K.D. Lang, “The introduction of the D6 from Audix has made an impressive impact. Microphone placement for recording bagpipes... Beyer M201 vs. Audix D1 on snare/m201 review, i will trade Audix i5 microphone for any audix, shure kick drum mic. Dual pivot rim mounted clip for D series, SCX series. It literally took me 2 minutes on the first day of the tour to get Matt Cameron’s kick drum sound and I have not messed with it since.” Flexible mini-gooseneck with rim mounted drum clamp, Professional Dynamic Instrument Microphone, Affordable Dynamic Bass and Kick Drum Instrument Microphone, All-purpose Professional Dynamic Instrument Microphone. Replaced my kick drum mic I’d been using for 15 years!” Thanks, Audix.” We will use the information you submit through this form only for the purpose of sending you our e-newsletter. -Paul Roger, Front of House, George Strait, “The D6 was designed with just one goal in mind: to be a no-compromise contemporary kick mic… If you want a painless way to get an absolutely rocking professional sound with a ton of serious beef on the bottom and that Lars type ‘click” on the top, then this is the stuff.”! By selecting either subscription option, you are consenting to the collection of information for such purpose and to the term of our Privacy Policy, which may be updated from time to time. Designed with a cardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control, the D6 drum microphone is equipped with a VLM™ diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction. When I started using it I reduced my EQ on kick by about 90%. After I tested the D6 against D112, D12, RE20, some combos with SM91, Beta 91 with a bunch of mikes for the bottom. While usually pigeonholed as a kick drum mic, it also responds well to bass cabinets with careful placement. -2003 PAR Excellence Award Winner, Pro Audio Review, “I am extremely happy with the D6 as I have been looking for an excellent sounding Kick mic. The D6 dynamic instrument microphone is used for stage, studio and broadcast applications. I was using an Audio-Technica Pro 25 before and the D6 is a huge improvement. In a recent TV performance with Lucinda Williams, the D6 shook the ground to the point where the high definition cameramen asked me if I could please high pass the bass!” Sign up to our mailing list to find out the latest news, updates, artists, and what we’re working on next. -George Petersen, Mix Magazine, “The D6 delivers a crisp, modern-sounding kick sound right out of the box and is also a useful mic to have in the locker for bass miking.” The D6’s transformerless design, low impedance, and balanced output allow for interference-free performance. check out the. Whats is more important: Mic or Placement? The top three songs on my Myspace page all use the D6 if you want to check them out. With this placement I get a nice punchy bass drum sound, not too clicky. The D6 was hands down the choice of all my guys.” It is great to finally find a dynamic kick mic that has a clean, clear low end without that “unnatural resonant low boost” that so many so-called ‘Kick Mics’ have.” We’ve had many requests from high profile drummers to install them in their custom kick drums using our May Miking System…” Quad conductor with braided shield. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. By StudioMxpx in forum Free Ads for Music/Recording Equipment, Recording with tablets & smartphones (iOS & Android). Outside, six inches from the double-headed jazz drums, the sound was rounded, full, and woolly… Inside a 22-inch rock kick, the result was punchy and tight, with soul-shaking lows. -Mark Parsons, Modern Drummer, “Every day in sound-check we wrestle with that first channel. There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector. Lightweight, compact, and easy to position, the D6 cardioid microphone is an excellent choice for miking instruments requiring extended low-frequency reproduction such as kick drums, large toms, and bass cabinets. 1 x P1 Carrying Pouch, “Best kick drum mic I’ve ever used. The best placement I've found for the D6 is just inside the hole in the resonant head facing straight forward. 25′ right angle XLR mic cable. -Martin Ostrowski Gig Magazine, “The first time I put the D6 in our drummer’s (Rickie Fataar) kick drum was in soundcheck at one of our gigs. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. You don’t need it. I only travel with three things; two pieces of fussy English outboard gear and an Audix D6!” Don't angle the mic at the beater. The D6 is the ‘swift kick’ we’ve all been waiting for. -Karrie Keyes, Monitor engineer Pearl Jam, “In my 18 years of doing this, I have never received more compliments on my kick drum sound than I do now. With a very defined "smiley face" frequency response and a built for abuse design, it is not your classic dynamic. 2003 PAR Excellence Award Winner, Pro Audio Review "I am extremely happy with the D6 as I … Select which newsletters you’d like to subscribe to below: We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. We didn’t even get through the first 8bars when he asked what I did to the kick drum sound. -Dave Rat, Front of House, Red Hot Chili Peppers, “The D6 was awesome right out of the box. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. At Blue Man Group, we use many drums with frequencyranges that go even lower than average kick drums… the D6 does a great job of reproducing them accurately.” We know the ideal mic for any application is one that sounds natural with no EQ. Flexible mini-gooseneck with drum tension lug clamp for D2, D4. -Randall May, founder, “Audix continues to impress us with its latest kick drum mic, the D6.” -Chris “Sully” Sullivan, Front of House, Jaci Velasquez, “I like the fact that the D6 has all the lows, and can handle the SPL of large, low frequency drums, but still allows the drum to sound the same asit does acoustically. 1 x DCLIP Microphone Clip Reduced my EQ on kick by about 90 % that you want to visit the... 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