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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Read all reviews Rate product. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Miking your kick drum requires the right tools. Now a small gripe about the D12VR: Please try again later. The sessions were spread out, so I had started with a beyerdynamic M 88 on the bass, but used the D12VR on a later session.

Which finally leads me to the D12 VR. I have used the D12 VR in a lot of sessions, with great results.

We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. And all four settings use an output transformer, which AKG’s website describes as the “original C transformer. I was also able to use the D12VR on two different bass situations. It worked great, and I’m pretty sure he has borrowed the Kag VR for every session he’s done since then. View Cart Proceed to checkout.


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Subject to credit approval. The D12 VR is a reference large-diaphragm dynamic c12 with cardioid polar pattern. Ryan again used the D12 VRbut in a Subkick-like role.

I bought my review model. Browse Related Browse Related. This does add a lot of attack and cut to the sound. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 6 months.

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It was really wonderful to hear what the player was doing, simply engage phantom power, and try the different filters to see what fit in the track. Ignore the D12 part of its designation; as far as I can tell, this mic has pretty much nothing to do with its namesake. We are musicians ourselves and share your passion for making music. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

This multi-pattern, large-diaphragm condenser mic is hefty and appears to be very solidly made. Marcus Miller M2 5 Transparent Blue 2nd Gen, 5-string electric bass made by Sire, mahogany body, maple neck, c-profile, maple fretboard, scale length mm, nut width 45 mm, 24 medium frets, 2 Marcus Blue humbucker pickups, Marcus heritage-3 electronics Plus, hilariously, each time I described the previous loaner mic to the current one’s owner, I was told, “That one must be broken.


I bought one the next day and learned my lesson. This D12 is ready to rock for another 70 years. The mesh is pretty dense and I had to shine a light into the mic to see the diaphragm. Monday, February 10th, by Tony SanFilippo.

While Great Britain’s legacy of recording gear manufacturing is rich, it’s mostly been devoid of condenser microphones. Miking up and recording a drum kit is a fairly complicated procedure, and this can apply equally to choosing the right mics for the job.

The D12 is one of the best bass mics ever made, a real classic! In passive mode without phantom power, it is an ordinary dynamic mic.

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AKG D12VR, filter position 1 The more extreme version is position three with the bass and treble boost, coupled with mid cut. I need to buy one of these really soon! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.