AKG D112 MkII – it’s the egg, man – classic dynamic bass drum microphone for stage or studio.
Over the years the D112 has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best bass drum microphones ever made, for its high SPL capability, punchy EQ and bulletproof construction.
D112 MkII can handle more than 160 dB SPL without distortion. Its large diaphragm has a very low resonance frequency that delivers a solid and powerful response below 100 Hz. The low end is complemented by a narrow-band presence boost at 4 kHz that punches through even dense mixes and loud stage volumes for some impact.
One of the many reasons artists and sound engineers love the D112 MkII is that it requires little-to-no additional EQ to sound “just right” as soon as you bring up the fader.
D112 MkII also has an integrated hum-compensation coil that keeps noise to an absolute minimum.
Not just for kicks – try it on electric bass cabs and trombones.