AKG D 40 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

AKG D 40 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

Built with a solid metal body for years of onstage use, the AKG D 40 dynamic mic's high sound pressure tolerance make it great for drums and guitar amps.

Overall User Ratings (based on 3 ratings)
Overall:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
5 out of 5 stars
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Quality:
4 out of 5 stars
Value:
5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
3.5 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted September 21, 2012 by Daniel Poteete in San Antonio, TX
"Sleeper mic"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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.
Musical Background:
30+ years...sound engineer, major national touring acts.
Musical Style:
Anything that pays the bills.
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Submitted October 7, 2009 by a customer from allthingstod.com
"Captures a great sounding source as is."
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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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.
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,
Features
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
Musical Background:
Pro drummer, singer, guitarist and producer
Musical Style:
From Punk to Polkas
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