Audix continues to lead the industry in drum and percussion microphones by launching the innovative FP QUAD drum mic pack, a cost-effective alternative to the highly acclaimed DP QUAD drum mic pack introduced in 2011. The FP QUAD pack is designed for use in the club, rehearsal, school, House of Worship, and home recording environments.
The Audix FP QUAD drum mic pack represents the simplest, most effective combination of microphones needed to capture the depth and imaging of a full drum kit. Featuring the f6 dynamic microphone for kick drum, the f5 dynamic microphone for snare drum, and two f9 condensers microphones for overhead applications, the FP QUAD effectively blends the miked sounds, accurately portraying the complete drum kit.
The f5 and f6 are high SPL (Sound Pressure Level), dynamic microphones that are brilliant for close miking and vital for capturing the attack and percussive sound of the drums. The f5 mic reinforces the depth and snaps of the snare while the F6 mic delivers earthshaking lows through each strike of the kick drum. These two mics are the core of any drum kit and the foundation for every groove, making them a must-have for all drummers. The f9 pre-polarized, condenser microphone with its 14mm gold-sputtered diaphragm, is ideal for overhead applications. Depending upon the position, the f9 mic will pick up the high hats, tom fills, cymbals, and ambiance of the entire drum kit. Utilization of these two overhead mics will capture the transient sounds, tonality, and comprehensive balance of the kit, demonstrating that “less is more”.
Audix has also created a demonstration video for the FP QUAD. This video illustrates precise setup requirements for each individual mic complete with detailed examples of the four mics working in tandem to create a full, natural sound for both live and recording applications. The video, available soon on the Audix website, defines the significance of drummers maintaining control of their sound; the drummer is able to mic their kit to deliver the precise sound they want the audience to hear. Best of all, the FP QUAD video takes the mystery out of drum miking; set up becomes quick, easy, and effective without compromising the sound integrity and critical presence, regardless of the room size or PA system.
The FP QUAD drum pack includes a stand adapter for each mic as well as a DFLEX rim mount clip for use with the f5 on the snare drum. Attractively packaged in a heavy-duty, aluminum carrying case, the FP QUAD pack is available through authorized Audix dealers at a list price of $525.