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Kick Drum Mics

Kick drum microphones have to be built like a brick.....  well, they need to be tough. They need to be able to withstand very high sound pressure levels and still transmit a clean sound, free of any distortion. There are some kick drum microphones that have distinguished themselves from other kick drum microphones, and these would be, in no specific order:

  • Audio Technica AE2500
  • AKG D112
  • Sennheiser e902
  • Shure Beta 52a
  • Audix D6
  • Audio Technica ATM250DE

Many sound engineers act as if the kick drum is the lead singer these days, so if your sound man fits that description, you might as well buy him the best tool for the job and select one of the kick drum microphones listed above.