AUDIX > DP Elite 8 Mic Pack

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

Everyone recording at home knows one thing right off the bat; you’ve got to buy/rent fake drums or spend some money getting good drum sounds. Under the “spend some money” category you’ll find expenses like 1) drum kit mic rental or 2) studio rental that has drum mics, stands, mic pres and a good drummer. Some others I’m not sure, but for now we are discussing the basics. Audix has delivered an affordable yet surprisingly high end sounding drum mic package complete with mic mounts and shock mounts.LIST PRICE: 2569.00
WEBSITE

Everyone recording at home knows one thing right off the bat; you’ve got to buy/rent fake drums or spend some money getting good drum sounds. Under the “spend some money” category you’ll find expenses like 1) drum kit mic rental or 2) studio rental that has drum mics, stands, mic pres and a good drummer. Some others I’m not sure, but for now we are discussing the basics. Audix has delivered an affordable yet surprisingly high end sounding drum mic package complete with mic mounts and shock mounts.

Included in the DP Elite 8 drum mic package is the D6, kick drum mic, two D2’s for rack toms, one D4 for floor tom, the i5 for snare, a pair of SCX1Cs for overhead miking and the SCX1-HC for high-hat. Also included are four D-Vice rim mount clips for the snare and tom mics, and three heavy duty tension fit mic clips for the SCX1 mics. Everything is conveniently packaged in a foam-lined aluminum carrying case road case for safe keeping when the mics are not in use.

THE MICS

D6 – Kick Drum. The D6 has a frequency response of 30Hz-15kHz and is characterized with a cardioid pick-up pattern. The D6 is designed to sound good in any position, and it is not dependent on finding the “sweet spot” of the drum.

i5 – Snare Drum. The i5 has the ability to capture the rich, deep resonance of the snare along with the attack necessary to cut through the mix. The i5’s cardioid polar pattern allows it to focus on the specific instrument that is being mic’d, while rejecting other instruments or ambient noise on stage. With a smooth and uniform frequency response of 50 Hz-16 kHz and an ability to handle sound pressure levels in excess of 140 dB, the i5 can be also used for a wide variety of instrument applications including percussion, guitar cabs and vocals.

D2 (two) – Rack Toms, for bringing out the real, dynamic sound of toms or congas. The D2 accurately reproduces the warmth and overtones of the instrument without sounded harsh or boomy. The D2, which is very natural and articulate, requires very little (if any) EQ, and because of the tight hypercardioid polar pattern, no gating is needed.

D4 – Floor Tom. The D4, which provides an additional octave of low end response beyond the D2, is the perfect companion for large toms and other instruments characterized with extended bass frequencies. In fact, the D4 responds down to below 40 Hz, a remarkable feat for a microphone of  this size and performance.

SCX1-C (two) – Overheads. The SCX1-C, a pencil condenser requiring 48-52 Volts phantom power, is a highly sensitive microphone that will provide imagining and audio detail beyond your expectations. It’s characterized with a cardioid pickup pattern and a smooth uniform response over a frequency range of 40Hz-20kHz.

SCX1HC – High Hat, characterized with a hypercardioid pickup for isolation and feedback control, the SCX1HC features a machined brass body, low noise electronics, and black e-coat finish, and modular threaded capsule.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

GUITAR 101: Harmonization, Part II

STREET SMARTS: Songwriters and this Magazine…