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29/10/2011

Audix D4 : l'avis de Anonyme (contenu en anglais)

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The Audix D4 is a dynamic microphone designed for use with instruments. It has a frequency response that is tailored to use with lower instruments, and Audix advertises the Audix D4 as being great on a kick drum, a bass amp, and any other low instruments due to its "flat, linear, response." The microphone has a hypercardioid pickup pattern, and it is capable of handling sound pressure levels of up to 144 dB.

It also boasts many of Audix's signature taglines for its microphones. The D4 has a proprietary anti feedback design, isolates each instrument's "sweet spot," and has a very low mass diaphragm to improve its transient response. It also has exceptional feedback and off axis rejection, and it built very ruggedly, so that it is capable of taking a trashing or a beating. The microphone itself does admittedly look a little bit cheap, not quite keeping in line with many of Audix's other microphones. However, this is entirely deceptive, and the ruggedness of these microphones does in fact hold true to Audix's claims, completely contrary to what one may expect when seeing this microphone. The D4 has a frequency response from 40 Hz to 18,000 Hz, and is very much like the D2 in that it is under 4 inches long and weighs just over a quarter of a pound.

OVERALL OPINION

The Audix D4, in use, has that thunderous sound that one may expect from an Audix drum microphone, and this one is particular keeps it tight and clean. It sounds a little bit oxymoronic, but the truth is, the Audix D4 has the special unquantifiable something that makes the microphone very versatile, especially in the studio. It gives you that big sound, but does not make it impossible to tone it down by coloring it.

I can without hesitation recommend the Audix D4 to anyone who wants just a little more oomph out of their drums but is just slightly afraid of the muddiness that usually comes with that oomph.