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    Audix D6 Placement?

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    Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with a D6. I bought one a couple of months ago but I cant get the right sound out of it. The "click" is way to prominent and the low end sounds really muddy. Is this just that way by design? I have made sure the kick is tuned properly and it sounds great in the room. I have also tried different placements but had no luck. Is there a proper placement of this mic? It would be really great if someone had any ideas about placement options or better yet sound clips of maybe what this mic is supposed to sound like. Thanks for any help!

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    thats because its a D6!
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    Yeah thats a D6 for ya, and I love it. I do mostly metal and for that it seems perfect. I get all the click I want and a nice thumpy low end. You might have better luck with a d112 or beta52. I'd keep the d6 around just in case you're ever looking for that heavy metal kick sound.

    Try backing it off the head a little more maybe a little closer to the outside of the reso head. I usually put mine about 4 inches from the head slightly off axis and down at about a 30 degree angle but that gets me my metal sound which seems like what you don't want so just try moving it further from where the beater strikes the head.

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    Ok, I'm marking the D6 off of my list.

    It's about time I get some use full info around hear!


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    The best placement I've found for the D6 is just inside the hole in the resonant head facing straight forward. Don't angle the mic at the beater. With this placement I get a nice punchy bass drum sound, not too clicky.

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    The D112 and the D6 both deliver the "Metal" Kick drum sound. If you don't want a clicky kick drum sound, I would suggest an EV RE27, or a Sennheiser MD421. Most of the "cheaper" Kick mics have that midboost built in to deliver that click.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VWYF11
    The best placement I've found for the D6 is just inside the hole in the resonant head facing straight forward. Don't angle the mic at the beater. With this placement I get a nice punchy bass drum sound, not too clicky.
    Just got mine yesterday, and had a drummer friend come over and we used last night. Same placement worked really well for me. It's not the most natural kick sound, but mixes well and gets some serious low end.

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    Question, I'm in a metal band that needs a new kick mic. Which of of them give them MOST click (since that's the sound we are after)?

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    D112, maybe?

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    Thanks. I know it was offtopic in this thread, but didn't feel the need to go and create ANOTHER kick mic thread

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