Why is the AKG D112 good?
AKG D112 is a classic mic for kick drums that features large diaphragm, designed for high sound pressure and can handle quite a bit of vibrations. Its precision and accuracy makes it a versatile choice for bass drums of any size and even a viable solution for floor toms.
What are the 4 different polar patterns?
Microphone Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8.
Why do microphones need a preamp?
The purpose of a preamp is to amplify low level signals to line level, i.e. the “standard” operating level of your recording gear. Microphone signals are usually way below the nominal operating level, so a lot of gain is required, usually around 30-60 dB, sometimes even more.
Can you use a condenser mic on a kick drum?
The basis of a good kick sound is a large dynamic microphone like the ATM250. We recommend that you position the mic inside the bass drum. This will capture the snap of the beat around the batter head while isolating the rest of the kit. Your best bet is a large diaphragm condenser microphone like an AT4047/SV.
What is the difference between kick in and kick out?
Kick in -> mic inside the kick usually aiming towards where the beater hits, which gives you more of the snap. Kick out -> mic outside the back of the kick, which gives you more “ooomfh” or “woof”.
What is the difference between AKG D112 MKII and Shure Beta 52A?
Both Shure Beta 52A and AKG D112 MKII can handle their lows as well as their highs. But with AKG D112 MKII, it can handle up to 17000 Hz while Shure Beta 52A can only handle up to 10000 Hz. Beta 52A and D112 are designed to have a slight boost around 4kHZ which adds definition in low-end instruments.
How to use an AKG D112 MkII bass Mic?
Pull out the front head of your bass drum when miking it. Place your AKG D112 MKII just outside your drum to get the full drum sound. Reminder, if you place your mic inside you won’t get the full punchy bass sound and only get a lower version.
What is the difference between the Beta 52 and pg52?
I’m not expert but I know that the Beta is a protoype and a younger version of the PG52… and one of the difference is that the Beta is hypercardioid… The PG52 is cardiod. The Beta 52 worth around 200$ and the PG52 120$ (Canadian) But their quality are really close I guess.
What is the difference between the Yamaha D112 and MkII?
But the D112 has a wider frequency range that makes it perfect for other low-end instruments like bass guitars. MKII has a standard screw thread allowing it to be connected directly to the mic stand, avoiding the need for a clip. Its XLR connector projects from the side and front of its shaft.