Audix Artist

Carl Palmer


Microphones used: Drums- ADX51, MicroD, D6.

One of progressive rock’s biggest influencers, Audix endorser Carl Palmer is a drummer with a staggering career. He has been a member of four bands with #1 records – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Asia, and the group for which he is arguably best known, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who have sold over 43 million records. Palmer was made a Prog God by Prog Rock magazine, has been named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s top 10 drummers, and was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1989.

“I’ve looked at Audix as hard and deep as I could,” Palmer says. “In studio, wear and tear from a touring point of view, casual recording at home – I’ve gone through every scenario with them. And I have to say the durability and sound, which is most important, has been absolutely superb.”

Carl uses ADX51s on overheards, Micro-Ds on rack toms and floor toms, and D6 on kick drums.

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