Audix Microphones has announced its latest release-the DP4 Instrument Pack, a combination of four essential mics for rhythm sections, sound engineers, and beyond. The new pack consists of the iconic Audix D6 microphone and three i5 microphones in a heavy-duty carrying case. The case also includes three DFLEX mic mounts and three additional cutouts for vocal microphones. The DP4 is a perfect complement of dynamic microphones for close miking of a variety of sources, on-stage or in the studio.
“The DP4 was brought about by popular demand. It is mainly aimed at percussion instruments but can serve a wide range of needs,” says Cliff Castle, Audix co-founder and VP of Sales. “It’s an easy and cost-effective way to add four industry standards to your mic arsenal. We’re excited about the response we’ve received even before its release.”
The official release of the DP4 will take place at the NAMM Show in Anaheim in January 2015. It will retail for $499.
The i5 microphone is Audix’s best-selling instrument microphone. A favorite among fans and sound technicians alike, the mic is versatile enough for a multitude of uses, including percussion of all kinds, guitar cabinets, and horns, and as a general catch-all for almost any application. The i5’s smooth and uniform frequency response of 50 Hz-16 kHz and proprietary VLMTM capsule technology provide an uncolored natural sound, allowing every musical nuance to shine through. Able to handle sound pressure levels in excess of 140 dB, the i5 is a perfect fit for all genres of music.
The iconic D6 is recognized as an industry standard for kick, bass cabs, and other low-frequency instruments. Widely acclaimed by performers and live sound engineers, it is considered one of the most influential kick drum microphones ever made. The D6 has a tailored frequency response of 30 Hz-15 kHz providing a ground-shaking low end, a defined mid-range, and exceptional clarity and attack. The D6 capsule also features Audix’s proprietary VLMTM technology for a quick transient response that accurately captures the natural sound and ensures that the attack is not lost.
Audix released a special Limited Edition D6 microphone in October, featuring a five-layer hand-dipped anodizing process, to celebrate the corporation’s 30-year anniversary.