Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating the Audix D6, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Instructor] Here's the frequency response chart … for an Audix D-6. … Audix calls this their kick drum microphone, … and when you look at the frequency response chart, … it's completely different than anything else we've seen. … It has a big bump in the high end here … around five or six K, and it really carves out, … it's not sensitive to these mid frequencies. … With a kick drum, if you want to have a kick drum … that sounds round and clean and full, … you usually take out these frequencies … right around 4 or 500 Hz. … And also with a kick drum, … you usually end up putting a little bit … of a low frequency bump in just to give it some power … in the low end. … So this microphone does naturally … what you would do with EQ … if you had a flat responding microphone. … If you were to take a microphone … like one of the first microphones we looked at, … you would have to create … this kind of EQ curve using EQ … which is really not always the best way to get a sound. … You're really better off to use mic choice …
- Wireless mics
- Handling noise
- Operating principles
- Shaping the pickup pattern
- Operating condenser
- Using high-pass filters
- Evaluating mics and mic specs
Skill Level Beginner
Video Production: Location Audio Recordingwith Anthony Q. Artis1h 23m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Microphone Fundamentals
2. Operating Principles
3. Understanding Mic Specs
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