AKG – D12

Dynamic Microphone

Increasingly hard to find, the D12 is the mic upon which AKG’s reputation was built in the 1950’s.

Originally designed as a vocal mic, believe it r not…(and try it on vocals; you may be surprised at how full and solid it sounds), the mic later found favour for kick and string bass. Indeed, I couldn’t imagine doing a drum session without a D12 to hand, but then maybe I’m just an old fashioned kind of a guy.

I like my kick drums to sound full, solid, crisp and thud…thud…thud, and the D12 gives me the Crusaders/Beatles/TR808 kick drum vibe without the phaff factor.