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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Finally, after all this, I a,g a new LP for my own band. The reason is that the threaded piece and the XLR output are molded together. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser.

I set up a very simple hi-rez session in Pro Tools for just three mics: Built-in-clip and short cable to regular XLR. View Cart Proceed to checkout.

The original output connector is standard XLR.

Which finally leads me to the D12 VR. So the next week, I had my friend Sean Boyles bring a few small kits to my studio, where we could experiment without the pressure of a working session.

This mic doesnt akt any comments. More Thomann Facebook t. Read all reviews Rate c12. It might be useful in a very dense band to help the BD fight for sonic space.

The mid cut tames the track a tad and the bass and treble boost adds some attack. The job will be done within one week after the microphone arrives.


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Placing the D12 VR inside a kick is much easier than a mic like the D; the XLR connection is still at the end of the mic’s stem, but the stem pivots. Please make note of our terms and conditions for buying educational software under “Downloads” at the bottom of this page before The BD has a small pillow in 1d2 and a Powerstroke 3 batter head. I prefer to test gear on my own time and know what I’m expecting in session.

AKG D12VR, filter position 1 The more extreme version is position three with the bass and treble boost, coupled with mid cut.

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Standard Ground Shipping Over It had some beater tick, but its presence peak was a lower frequency than the M 88’s, and it was thicker in the low-mids. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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. Designed specifically for kick-drum recording applications, the microphone has a thin diaphragm to enhance the low frequency performance.


Ryan again used the D12 VRbut in a Subkick-like role. Have one to sell?

Share wkg thoughts with other customers. What could this mic be?! Unfortunately I was also the bass player on the session and I had our second guitarist manning the recorder. Please click here for more on international delivery costs and times. Minimum monthly payments required. This multi-pattern, large-diaphragm condenser mic is hefty and appears to be very solidly made.

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The AKG D12 VR is a dynamic microphone with three active filters that bring out all the key elements of a solid kick drum sound. I loved having different tones without changing mics and cables.

Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback d112 this page? Ryan’s band returned to the studio a few weeks later, but I couldn’t make this session, so Ryan and Kevin shared engineering duties.

One funny gotcha — Sharkbite’s Trident TSM has always-on phantom power, so I had to use an external preamp to not have phantom and get the passive mode I wanted. It does not ping at all when flicking any part of the mic with your finger.