Most audio engineers will reach for a Shure Beta 52A or an AKD D112, giving them a specific audio quality that each mic is known for. They are good mics, and that's why they're used around the world.
But what if you want a sound quality to your kick drum that provides more mid-high frequency tonal definition, but still has the low-end punch either of these mics have? What if you want sonic options on the sound of your kick, but need to lay down tracks and move on?
That's when I reach for my AE2500 kick mic. The dynamic element gives me excellent low-end definition without muddiness, and the condenser element gives me a response in the mid- to mid-high frequencies that help define a drum's characteristic.
With this mic and the infinite blending of its two signals, I can shape the sound of a kick drum to meet the needs of the tune.
Low, with a thud? No problem.
Clear and open with low frequency punch? No problem.
This mic, combined with a drummer who knows how to tune and muffle his kick drum, will give you any sound you want.
I rated the "Ease of Use" with 3 stars because it takes some experimenting and finessing to understand the sonic qualities of each signal.
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