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Rating and Reviews: AKG D-40 Microphone

Get use after use out of the AKG D 40 dynamic instrument mic, which is built with a solid metal body and sturdy wire mesh cap to stand up to years of onstage use.

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"Sleeper mic" submitted September 21, 2012

By Daniel Poteete in San Antonio, TX
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Musical Background: 30+ years...sound engineer, major national touring acts.
Music Style: Anything that pays the bills.
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Overall: I have been mixing since the 80's , I've used everything on toms from md421's to 57's, to beta 98's and even more expensive condensers.....and a dozen others.....this mic is the sleeper mic that does tom toms really, really well, I love the way this mic sounds on live toms, and you won't cry if a drummer beats the hell out of it.... buy a dozen....I use it everyday on tour now.
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"Captures a great sounding source as is." submitted October 7, 2009

By a customer from allthingstod.com
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Musical Background: Pro drummer, singer, guitarist and producer
Music Style: From Punk to Polkas
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Sound: I purchased this for kick drum and it delivers extreemly well for the price. It sounds like the kick drum. No artificial bass boost or anything. Which for a lot of people who do not know how to tune, muffle or do mic placement on a kick drum is probably not good. U an a ori drunner with more than 40 years experience so I know how to make my kick sound right. For me this one is great, Feature: Simple, integrated stand adaptor. I prefer a seperate clip. Ease of Use: Like I said, it sounds much like the source that it is recording. If your drum sound sucks this thing will not help Quality: Real solid build, typical AKG. It can really take the high SPLs. Realy nice finish and solid wind screen The Wow Factor: Yea, I wish I had the money for a nicer mike, but for the bucks I would buy it again. I got mine on sale for 69.99. Not sure I would have aid 100 for it at the time but now that I have it I would say it is worth the 100 Overall: I will probably replace it for kick at some point but I am sure that it will just move to the 16 tom and I know that I will love it there.
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