Audix DP7 7-Piece Drum Kit Mic SetAX-DP7
The DP-7 represents the latest collection of drum kit microphones from Audix, a manufacturer that has built its stellar reputation around crafting application-specific microphones.
Included in the DP7 drum mic package is the D6, Audix's flagship kick drum mic, D2 and D4 mics for the toms, an i5, which proves useful on snare drums (as well as guitar cabinets), and a pair of ADX51s for overhead miking. A road case keeps everything safe when travelling. Everything you need for great drum sounds live or in the studio is included in the DP7!
Audix DP-7 at a Glance:
- 1 D6 for kick drum
- 1 i5 for snare
- A pair of D2s for toms
- A D4 for floor tom
- A pair of ADX51s for overheads
D6 for kick drum
The D6 has a frequency response of 30Hz-15kHz and is characterised with a cardioid pick-up pattern. The D6 is designed to sound good in any position and it is not dependent on finding the "sweet spot" of the drum. The D6 capsule features the same legendary VLM technology that has made the D series percussion and instrument microphones very popular for today's live stages and recording studios.
i5 for snare
The i5's cardioid polar pattern allows it to focus on the specific instrument that is being miked while rejecting other instruments or ambient noise on stage. With a smooth and uniform frequency response of 50 Hz-16 kHz and an ability to handle sound pressure levels in excess of 140 dB, the i5 can be used for a wide variety of applications and for all genres of music.
Pair of D2s for toms
For bringing out the real, dynamic sound of your drum toms and congas, nothing beats (ha, ha) the D-2! The D-2 accurately reproduces the warmth and punch you listen for from percussion, leaving out the muddy, indistinct "boom" that can mar recording. The D-2's natural warmth also makes it a great mic for saxophones and other woodwinds requiring a true, sensitive, yet big, reproduction.
D4 for floor tom
Make sure your sound's low-end has that propulsive kick! The D4 really puts that extra "oomph" in your kick drum, bass amp, and other low instruments thanks to its flat, linear response. Since this kit comes with the D6, Audix's premier kick drum mic, a good application for the D4 with this kit would be the floor tom.
The ADX51 is a pre-polarised condenser microphone designed to handle a wide variety of live, studio and broadcast applications. Characterised with a cardioid pickup pattern and a smooth uniform response over a frequency range of 40Hz-20kHz, the ADX51 is precision machined from solid brass with a low reflective black e-coat finish.