Product Type: AKG Microphone
Newest Review: ... in that field. Another alternative is the shure beta 52, it does what the D112 does, but better! I personally wouldn't buy one du... more
Member Name: McBeer
Advantages: Good price, fantastic quality
The AKG D112 is an industry standard large-diaphragm dynamic microphone for bass instruments.
You can purchase this microphone for around £100-£110 in most shops online and its usually maybe 10 or 20 pound extra in the shops on the high street. Either way, you cant go wrong with the price of it!
The D112 has a great sound pressure level (SPL) of 160dB which means even drummers with the heaviest of foots wont trouble this microphone!
Its frequency ranges from as low as 20Hz which is low enough to pick up all of the low end needed in recordings for kick drums and bass guitars.
It has a cardioid polar pattern meaning it wont pick up much spillage from any other instruments such as snare drum or tom toms and its also perfect for picking up bass guitars. I've even used this on electric guitars and mixed together with a Shure SM57 gave a beefy sound for a metal track.
Also being a dynamic microphone the diaphragm is alot more stable than if it was a condensor. Another great advantage is that it will not need any phantom power.
This microphone has been used hundreds of times in both live and studio situations and has never let me down. Its been a big part of my kit I use and even comes in handy if I need a thicker sound for any other range of isntruments.
I would definately reccommend this microphone if you want to add to your drumkit mike selection!
Summary: A fanastic microphone for the low end!