The Audix DP QUAD pack combines microphones needed to capture the depth and imaging of a full drum kit.  

Featuring the D6 for kick, i5 for snare and two ADX51’s for overhead, the DP-QUAD is intended to create a blend effect between close and overhead miking. The D6 and i5 are high SPL dynamic microphones which are excellent for close miking; a technique that is required in order to capture the attack and percussive sound of the drum. The D6’s job is to provide earthshaking lows and the attack of the kick while the i5 reinforces the depth and crack of the snare. These two mics are the core of any drum kit and the foundation for every groove, making them a must have for all drummers.

The ADX51 is a pre-polarized condenser microphone with a 14mm gold sputtered diaphragm which is designed for overhead applications. Depending on positioning, the ADX51’s will pick up the high-hat, tom fills, cymbals and ambiance of the entire kit. Overhead (ambient) miking supports the theory that “less is more,” as the use of 2 overhead mics will capture the transients, tonality and balance of the kit in a completely phase-coherent  manner.




The DP-QUAD takes the mystery out of drum miking by making  set up quick and easy;  allowing the  drums to maintain their sound integrity and critical presence, regardless of the size of the room or PA system.


The DP-QUAD comes with mic stand adapters for each mic and a DVICE rim mount for the i5 on snare.   Attractively packaged in a heavy duty aluminum flight, the DP-QUAD is available through authorized Audix dealers at a suggested list price of $825.

Source – Audix Press Release.

Originally posted 2011-08-28 17:15:56.