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Clearance D 112 Kick Drum Microphone

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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 ... Read More

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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)."

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Features
  • Handles up to 168db SPL with no audible distortion
  • Low diaphragm resonance
  • Extremely robust construction
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty
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4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Great Kick

When looking for a bass drum microphone I was never sure which one to get because almost all of them in the same price range seemed the same quality wise. Luckily, I got to...Read complete review

When looking for a bass drum microphone I was never sure which one to get because almost all of them in the same price range seemed the same quality wise. Luckily, I got to try out several microphones at a local venue which had 3 other high quality ones except for the AKG D 112. They sounded good but not as great as I was expecting. Since my band's first gig was coming up, I decided to buy and try the AKG D 112 becasue it was recommended in a recording tutorial DVD I have. When I got it was the day of the gig and was amazed at how great it sounded compared to the other 3 microphones the venue had for drummers. My friend owns the venue and told me he decided to sell the other microphones and bought an AKG D 112. Other drummers I meet tell me how much they like the sound of my bass drum live and from our demo.

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Yesterdays paperweight

I have used this mic back in the day when it was new and all the rage. Over the years other companies have passed this mic by. Even today some of these other mics...Read complete review

I have used this mic back in the day when it was new and all the rage. Over the years other companies have passed this mic by. Even today some of these other mics aren't the be all end all mic but they are at least better. AKG needs to get their act together and give the people what they want. If i had a choice between a D112 and a D6 (which I am not a fan of) I would take the D6. Hell , the clip is even a joke.

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5.0

AKG D112 Microphone

By David Dolnick

from Sarasota,FL

Well I have been playing drums and recording music for over 35 years and this is the single best all around bass drum microphone I have ever found. If you take two seconds to find the sweet spot which is about center of most resonator head of the kick drum and you will get a fat beefy bass drum with little,to no EQ required. I have heard several mic guys say the newer D 112 made in China don't sound as good as the ones made in Austria but I have both and they sound identical. Great job by AKG check this mic out on trombone and vocal

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5.0

Sounds good!

By Benjamin Mell

from Philadelphia, PA

It sounds good and with a strong EQ let's a kick drum thunder. (cut 15 dB at 500Hz and boost 4dB at 3kHz)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Nuke of a Mike

By Eric

from Atlanta

I was using a Beta 52 for my kick Drums until a friend of mine told me about the akg D112's sound. This thing is on fire guys, I had my channels at a certain level for the 52's on the mixer, when I purchased the D112's and hooked them up. I had to turn the channels down, The Mikes had so much response it's not even funny. Incredible, Awesome Power and punchy Attack that I was looking for Produced by these Puppies. If you give these mikes a try, you'll love-em.

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(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Yesterdays paperweight

By Drew

from Seattlle, Wa.

I have used this mic back in the day when it was new and all the rage. Over the years other companies have passed this mic by. Even today some of these other mics aren't the be all end all mic but they are at least better. AKG needs to get their act together and give the people what they want. If i had a choice between a D112 and a D6 (which I am not a fan of) I would take the D6. Hell , the clip is even a joke.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Mic

By Josh

from Macomb, MI

I have both the AKG d112 and the Shure Beta52. This mic hands down is better in my opinion. The Beta 52 does pick up really good snap of the kick drum, but really lacks the deep end. The AKG fulfills both these requirements. Overall, a great mic.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best

By Daniel

from Atlanta, GA

I've used many other microphones for kick drums and this one is by far the best sounding mic i've ever used. It's got a great low end sound. This microphone is worth it's weight in gold and i won't use anything else.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Kick shall not suffer anymore!

By QualityGuy

from NY

I was looking around for a good kick drum mic. I looked at a few different brands and borrowed different mics from friends. I made three or four separate recordings of me hitting my kick drum with a different mic. I honeslty can say, the AKG D112 was just outstanding. It gave my kick a pro-like sound. It was not to punchy and had a quality softness too it that is very hard to get with almost all other mics. D112s are standard in the world of kick drum mics. But people have them because they are good. The price is just right on these guys. A D 112 sounds great on bass cabinets too. I have not personally used it on a Bass amp, but I know people who have and they have nothing but great things to say about the D112. Getting one of these is always a good choice. It is a great mic to have sitting in your mic cabinet in your studio for use on a large variety of different things. A D 112 truly stands above the rest... Let all other kick mics rest in peace!

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Kick

By tacvbo

from McAllen, TX

When looking for a bass drum microphone I was never sure which one to get because almost all of them in the same price range seemed the same quality wise. Luckily, I got to try out several microphones at a local venue which had 3 other high quality ones except for the AKG D 112. They sounded good but not as great as I was expecting. Since my band's first gig was coming up, I decided to buy and try the AKG D 112 becasue it was recommended in a recording tutorial DVD I have. When I got it was the day of the gig and was amazed at how great it sounded compared to the other 3 microphones the venue had for drummers. My friend owns the venue and told me he decided to sell the other microphones and bought an AKG D 112. Other drummers I meet tell me how much they like the sound of my bass drum live and from our demo.

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bass drum Mic period!

By talldrummer1

from Northern Illinois

The AKG D 112 Kick Drum Microphone makes my bass drum rumble like thunder. I can notice a difference between this and when a sound company uses something else. Buy this mic if you want the BEST bass drum sound.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Ever For Kick

By Radrockblue

from NYC, and Los Angeles

This AKG D 112 is the very best dynamic microphone I have ever used and or heard compared to any other mic that records the Kick drum. If it were a vocal mic it should cost $3,000.00. I'm not kidding. I mean, is there any mic that is better at recording the kick drum in a live studio room? NO. It may not be super versitile, but hey, not much is in digital recording anymore. This is a brilliant stroke of engineering in recording microphones. I really can't say enough about this AKG, other than also, it's an AKG. That says a lot too. Best Regards, VeryPleased

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