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The best Kick drum mic

i think the AT AE2500 sounds like total crap. i have yet to like the sound of one time for anyting from kick drums to bass cab to djembe bottom. it's very muddy. there's not enough definition to it.

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The ultimate kick-drum mic, the Artist Elite AE2500 dual-element instrument microphone features cardioid condenser and dynamic capsules combined in one housing. The dynamic element delivers the aggressive attack of the beater; the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell. Two layers of resistive mesh form multiple densities over the dynamic element’s side-entry ports, exercising precise control over the time at which off-axis signals arrive at the diaphragm. The condenser diaphragm is optimally tensioned and aged for long-term consistency and stability.