The D112 is a highly popular mic best known for Kick Drum applications in the studio or on stage. Recording or micing up Bass guitars is another application that the D112 handles with ease. AKG are well known for quality and value so you can rely on the D112 to handle your sound.
With a response tailored for bass guitar and bass drum pickup, its great for use both in the studio and on-stage. Response maintained down to 20 Hz.
The D112 Reimagined
The D112 has been redesigned for MKII, retaining all the great sonic characteristics that made it hugely popular, but with some minor adjustments, including a new integrated flexible mount that makes it even easier to perfectly place your mic where you need it.
The D112 MkII can handle more than 160 dB SPL without distortion. Its large diaphragm has a very low resonance frequency that delivers a solid and powerful response below 100 Hz. Its authoritative low end is complemented by a narrow-band presence boost at 4 kHz that punches through even dense mixes and loud stage volumes with forceful impact. One of the many reasons artists and sound engineers love the D112 MkII is that it requires no additional EQ to sound just right as soon as you bring up the fader. Further refining its performance, the D112 MkII features an integrated hum-compensation coil that keeps noise to an absolute minimum.
Here's what AKG have to say about the D112 Bass Dynamic Microphone
The pop recording industry often prefers selected models of dynamic microphones for the pickup of closely spaced bass drums and bass guitar amplifiers. The reason is that the moving system of the dynamic can be designed to handle these high excursions with very high mechanical linearity. The AKG Model D112 is a descendent of AKG's earlier D12 dynamic microphone, widely known for its ability to handle high level signals from bass drums and bass guitars in the studio. The microphone has been designed with a low resonance frequency and can handle very high transient signals with virtually unmeasurable distortion. High frequency response has been tailored to keep both bass drum and bass guitar clearly distinguishable in the mix. A built-in windscreen makes the D112 also suitable for high SPL instruments(trombone and tuba).
- Transducer type: Dynamic pressure gradient
- Frequency response: 20 Hz-17 kHz
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Impedance: 210 ohms
- Output connector: XLR-M
- Sensitivity: 1.8 mV/Pa; -55 dB (re 1 V)
- Sound pressure level for 1% /3% THD: virtually unmeasurable
- Size: 5.9" x 2.8" x 4.5"
- (126 mm x 70 mm x 115 mm)
- Weight: 300g
- Accessories included: SA 40 Stand adapter