Kick Mic test

Because I couldn’t find any audio comparisons of the Red5Audio kick mic online, here is my own.

Each file has the microphone initially a couple of inches outside the port, followed by just inside the port. The overhead mic is an SE Electronics SE-1. The mics were (in alphabetical order) AKG D112, AKG D3600, Audix D6, Red5Audio RVD1. The drummer was the very excellent Johnny Hunter and his kit is a Slingerland something or other from the past.

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Mic 1 = D112
Mic 2 = RVD-1
Mic 3 = D3600
Mic 4 = D6

Let me know what you preferred! Johnny commented at the time that the Red5 RVD-1 was the one that sounded most like his kick drum to his ears.