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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Passive and red mid-scoop modes were my favorites for big, defined rock kick drums. Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page? See and discover other items: It’s specifically made to handle the wide dynamic range, and has three active filters that help you sculpt a prod Add to wish list.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I also wish it was easier to know which end is the front of the mic. You need a microphone with a dynamic range that not only can handle the volume and muscle of the drum, but retain its character so it sits properly in your mix.

The AKG D12 is one of the most famous mics. 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.


VR stands for “Vintage Reissue,” but this mic is quite different from the original D12, both in appearance and implementation. The D12 is a dynamic microphone with a cardioid polar pattern.


Alg D12 is ready to rock for another 70 years. The D12 VR is a reference large-diaphragm dynamic microphone with cardioid polar pattern. 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.

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There is a bass e12 with mid cut, mid cut only, and bass and treble boost with mid cut. I am super happy with the results.

Bass roll-off works in all 3 positions. We play lumbering, slow, noise rock, and I wanted huge, natural drum sounds. The mesh is pretty dense and I had to shine a light into the mic to see the diaphragm.

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Made in Austria, the D12 VR is a sturdy, rectangular, large-diaphragm dynamic mic intended for bass drum applications. It was never been used. As it sits the BD tracks do sound very good wkg are quite useful.

In passive mode without phantom power, it is an ordinary dynamic mic.

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Compared to most modern kick drum mics — like the Audix D6 — it doesn’t sound all that scooped and hyped a friend and I used to joke that the Sennheiser e has a single sample built inand it sits real well in aggressive drum mixes.


I avoided owning one for years because it seemed like such a standard-issue mic, and I wanted to be different. 1d2

AKG D12VR, filter position 1 Alg more extreme version is position three with the bass and treble boost, coupled with mid cut. I would have liked to try some different settings, but I needed my head in the playing game. Available immediately This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately. Minimum monthly payments required.

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More Thomann Facebook t. I can’t take time to shoot out mics much with a band in the room anymore. The idea is to provide a number of possible sounds, from ve to “modern” those are kick drum codewords for “neutral” and “ticky” with a single mic. Each is fairly easy to hear and can be useful in different situations.