Kick Drum Microphones

by George Petersen
in Buyer's Guides

Kick Drum MicrophonesBack in the day, options for miking bass drums were few and far between. Among these were AKG’s D12 or the venerable Sennheiser MD-421. However, over time, as the kick drum was transformed into the foundation of live mixing, a market opened for specialized mics for kick applications, with new high-SPL, plug-and-go models that required little or no EQ to provide a solid kick sound. Today, there are dozens of such models available — and even more, if you consider all the boundary-style mics suitable for the task. We looked into some current market offerings and found a huge selection to fit anyone’s taste or budget. And in terms of cost, all include a street price here, so get kicking!

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