|Audix launches the DP-QUAD, a set of professional microphones specifically for drums and percussion. Its the most effective combination of Audix microphones needed to capture the depth and imaging of a full drum kit. Featuring the D6 for kick, i5 for snare and two ADX51’s for overhead, the DP-QUAD is intended to create a blend effect between close and overhead miking.
The D6 and i5 are high SPL dynamic microphones which are designed for close miking; a technique that is required in order to capture the attack and percussive sound of the drum. The D6 will help provide powerful lows and the attack of the kickdrum; while the i5 will reinforce the depth and crack of the snare. These two microphones are the core of any drum kit sound and the foundation for every groove.
The ADX51 is a pre-polarized condenser microphone with a 14mm gold sputtered diaphragm which is designed for overhead applications. Depending on positioning, the ADX51s will pick up the hi-hat, tom fills, cymbals and ambiance of the entire kit .Overhead (ambient) miking supports the theory that “less is more,” as the use of two overhead microphones will capture the transients, tonality and balance of the kit in a completely phase-coherent manner.
Audix provides a video with every pack demonstrating specific set up requirements for each microphone individually along with detailed examples of how the four microphones combine to create a full, natural sound for both live and recording applications. The video demonstrates how drummers can maintain control of their sound; thus delivering it to the audience exactly the way they intend it. The DP-QUAD is intended to tak the mystery out of drum miking by making set up quick and easy; allowing the drums to maintain their sound integrity and critical presence, regardless of the size of the room or PA system.
The DP-QUAD comes with microphone stand adapters for each microphone and a DVICE rim mount for the i5 on snare. Packaged in a heavy duty aluminum flight, the DP-QUAD is available through authorized Audix dealers.