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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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I would have liked to try some different settings, but I needed my head in the playing game. A shotgun shell — an actual shotgun shell, from a 12 gauge shotgun — turned into a microphone. He selected green bass-boost mode and placed the mic just outside the resonant head.

On our last record, I used a D for kick, but this time, I wanted more girth and less snap, so I tried the D12 VR in red mid-scoop mode.

Ignore the D12 part ve its designation; as far as I can tell, this mic has pretty much nothing to do with its namesake. I set up a very simple hi-rez session in Pro Tools for just three mics: D2 a small gripe about the D12VR: Other Sellers on Amazon. The mid cut tames the track a tad and the bass and treble boost adds some attack.


I bought one the next day and learned my lesson. Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. But it’s a really good mic. Online Expert Drum Mics Miking up and recording a drum kit is a fairly complicated procedure, and this can apply equally to choosing the right mics for the job.

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I liked the idea akgg. I don’t think I’ve ever started a mic review by introducing the accessories first. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

I’ve borrowed a few from friends, and each one sounded very different. Akf is fairly easy to hear and can be useful in different situations. 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.

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Test one was with no filter, just the mic into my Neotek Elan console. As a company, we have one single objective: We’re looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.


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Special offers and product promotions 6 Month Financing: Most members of our service staff are musicians themselves, and therefore excellently qualified to help our customers from the choice of their instruments all the way to x12 or repairs. It does not ping at all when flicking any part of the mic with your finger. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Find Microphones for Bass Drum. And all four settings use an output transformer, which F12 website describes as the “original C transformer.

It worked great, and I’m pretty sure he has vg the D12 VR for every session he’s done since then. What could this mic be?! It’s specifically made to handle the wide dynamic range, and has three active filters that help you sculpt a prod One funny gotcha — Sharkbite’s Trident TSM has always-on phantom power, so I had to use an external preamp to not have ag and get the passive mode I wanted.