Miking your kick drum requires the right tools. You need a microphone with a dynamic range that not only can handle the volume and muscle of the drum, but retain its character so it sits properly in your mix. The AKG D12 VR is a dynamic microphone with three active filters that bring out all the key elements of a solid kick drum sound. The balanced mix of a low-end boost (first filter), mid-range cut (second filter), and high-end boost (third filter) makes for a powerful punch. Reinforced by AKG’s heralded C414 transformer, this large-diaphragm mic offers a warm sound, even at higher volume levels.