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found the sweet spot - Reviews Audix D6

The Audix D6 is a cardioid kick drum microphone that cost 200 dollars. It is very good and very affordable. We use to use a AKG kick drum microphone for a while and then went with a Shure microphone for the kick. Now we have the Audix D6 and wow, I have not seen a microphone in this price range do what the D6 can do.


The Audix D6 has a nice punch to it, so if you are making easy listening music or some type of jazz music then this microphone might not work for you. The Audix D6 has a full and rich low end to it. The frequency response on the Audix D6 is only 30 Hz-15khz and you won’t need to position it perfectly or find that perfect microphone location in order for it to give you that great sound either. As long as you have the microphone about 4 to 6 inches away from the drum you will get a full sound.
I do think the Audix D6 sounds better in a live show than it does being recorded. It just has a live feel and flavor to it, if you record with it you may have to pull back the kick drum a little bit in the mix or else it could be a little over powering and drown out your mix.
The Audix D6 is better than the Beta 52’s without a question. I was a Beta 52 user for about a year and then fell in love with the Audix D6 about 3 months ago and have not though about the Beta 52 since then. The precision and quality of sound are amazing for the price and I am extremely happy with our choice to use this microphone. This is the first Audix drum microphone that I have ever seen or used, and from now one it is my favorite kick drum microphone.