By George Petersen
To be entirely frank, I’ve never been a fan of prepackaged drum mics. While convenient, these usually take a one-size-fits-all approach, often with too many compromises over the à la carte style of selecting mics one at a time. That said, I’ve been a fan of Audix vocal and instrument mics and have been using its D4/D6/i5 drum mics for some time with great results. So when Audix announced the FP7, a mid-priced ($479), seven-piece drum mic package, I was curious, especially considering it’s about half the $900 street cost of the company’s high-end DP7 package....
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Sometimes drum microphone packs are simply a group of existing products packaged with a case, which can be a cool way to get several decent mics at a good price. But other times the packs are rebranded inexpensive transducers that are typically decent for the money and will do until you can afford something better. I usually recommend that you find solid individual models that will give you the results you want for the long term and that you buy only as many as you can afford, adding more along the way. Audix has totally redesigned its Fusion series drum microphones, which are available singly and in packs. These aren’t bundles of existing top-line mics (which are also available in packs); they’re entirely new models. They were designed by the same wizard who came up with the company’s popular D6, i-5, and SCX25A, with component manufacturing handled overseas and assembly and testing done back here.
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Jeff Moore from Two Old Hippies, that’s who!
With News & Updates from Two Old Hippies – Bedell & Great Divide Guitars…
Good Day Sales Hippies!
There’s never been a better time to be a Bedell and/or Great Divide dealer. We continue to gain momentum and win market share with the Two Old Hippies’ brands. And we are fierce!
Give your audience what they want; vocals they can hear! Your voice is an instrument, so treat it like one. Choose a mic that picks up your voice, not the emtire stage.
Since 1984, Audix vocal microphones have provided superior performance and are the choice of professionals worldwide. Audix microphones give you clarity, consistency, durability, vocal isolation, high sound pressure levels without distortion, and the best gain before feedback in the industry.
Audix produces application specific vocal microphones and the best mic for your voice. See how your performancecan improve with an Audix microphone.
To chooseyour next vocal mic, go to: WWW.AUDIXUSA.COM/CLEANUPYOURACT
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It is with extreme regret that we announce the passing of another industry leader and our very dear friend Keith Wilson.
Keith and the rest of the team at Audio Supply – Cathleen and Lauren (Ryann and Reese!) are family.
We mourn the loss of such a dedicated and inspiring man. At the same time, we celebrate his life finding some comfort in viewing this clip posted by NAMM – Keith was added to NAMM’s Oral history library last year.
(February 10, 2010) – Often credited as being one of the all time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as one of the all time greatest collaborators, the ultimate Clapton collaboration will take place June 26, 2010. For one day only, Clapton will gather the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an incredible full day musical event. Announced today, the third Crossroads Guitar Festival, scheduled for June 26, 2010 at Toyota Park in Chicago, will be a cornerstone of this year’s summer music festival season. Fans should note that gates open at 10am. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons. The Festival will be presented by T-Mobile myTouch.
From Our Partners At Audix USA…
Here are the final versions of the “How to mic your drums” video that were shown at NAMM.
These are the first definitive videos on how to mic your drums with clear explanations and useful examples. It is divided into 7 chapters.
Dean K has used AUDIX mics for more on air recordings than anyone else out there and Mike Snyder is a professional clinician (for Roland) who speaks directly to drummers in terms they can understand.
These videos will be on YouTube soon but for higher audio and video resolution we subscribed to Vimeo and suggest that they be viewed there. For faster viewing make sure the “high def” option is turned off. AUDIX will also be making a DVD to be included with all DP series packs.
Start your engines!
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Born Dec. 16, 1950 in Waukegan, Illinois, Fred passed on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. Fred was the Vice President of Berler Communications. Les Walters (his sister) and Perry Miller, his partner for 30 years remain at Berler continuing their mission.
Born June 20, 1969 Brian left us on New Year’s Day at the age of 40. Brian was President of Big Time Audio/ProAudioMart.com, Milwaukee, WI. Kathy Fehrman - his loving wife he absolutely adored - remains to continue the legacy they were building together with her faithful sidekick Shelly Hansen (Brian’s sister). We will miss his great sense of humor and his smile…
A drummer that sang (imagine that!) Brian was known to sing throughout the day, especially to the pups.