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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But given the innovative design of the shockmount included with the sEa, I can’t help but get that out of the way It adds a nice whoomp to the low end and softens the attack a tad. I avoided owning one for years because it seemed like such a standard-issue mic, and I wanted to be different. Most members of our service staff are musicians themselves, and therefore excellently qualified to help our customers from the choice of their instruments all the way to maintenance or repairs.

The bleed didn’t sound great, like an MD or other dynamic, but some of the settings provided a nice “pre-EQ’ed” thing. I bought my review model.

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See each listing for vrr shipping options and costs. Get to Know Us. Please try your search again later. In passive or mid-scoop modes, its vibe was similar to the D’s, but its presence peak was much less nasty, and the cymbal bleed sounded less phasey.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I have used it on Snare, Kick, Vocals love it on bass and on guitar.


As it sits the BD tracks do sound very good and are quite useful. Please click here for more on international delivery costs and times. This is a pretty clever system, and it works well. There was a problem completing your request.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can. Be the first to review this item 0. Monday, February 10th, by Tony SanFilippo. Don’t see what you’re looking for? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Test one was with no filter, just the mic into my Neotek Elan console.

Further Information Condenser Microphone No. This AKG D12 is in great condition, refurbished. Be the first to review this item.

On our last record, I used a D for kick, but this time, I wanted more girth and less snap, so I tried the D12 VR in red mid-scoop mode. The output is what blocks the mic from moving further. But during decades people found it is a great mic for many purposes – guitar cab or voice for example I Skip to main content.


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Now I’m not ashamed to say I like the D a lot. The balanced mix of a low-end boost first filtermid-range cut second filterand high-end boost third filter makes for a powerful punch.

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Leave a comment Your Name? Always with customised added value for musicians. I don’t think I’ve ever started a mic review by introducing the accessories first. The switch has three LEDs, with one color per setting. It might be useful in a very dense band to help the BD fight for sonic space. Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason? Its nice on guitar for a change sometimes too.

S12 sessions were spread out, so I had started with a beyerdynamic M 88 on the bass, but used the D12VR on a later session.