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D12 - a modern one?

Postby onebaldbloke » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:47 am

Is there a new mic that might come close to sounding like an old D12?

I'm reluctant to buy a vintage D12 due to the possibility of it being abused.

Suggestions?

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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby OPP » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:29 am

I haven't found anything that sounds quite as good on kick if you want that particular 'D12' sound.
Mine looks like shit, but sounds incredible - take a chance on an old one, you'll know very quickly if it's not sounding right.
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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby onebaldbloke » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:37 am

OPP wrote:I haven't found anything that sounds quite as good on kick if you want that particular 'D12' sound.
Mine looks like shit, but sounds incredible - take a chance on an old one, you'll know very quickly if it's not sounding right.


Ta mate. It's actually guitars that I like them on!
I had two; never should have sold them!

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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby Drumstruck » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:40 am

An RE20 blended with a ribbon (SEr1, royer, AEA....) might get what you're after

fwiw I was surprised how good an RE320 was for the $s - big and airy
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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby Paul Maybury » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:11 pm

D12 on electric guitar? I'll have to try that.
I'll never sell mine if I can help it.
I agree the EV RE320 is very nice for the cost. It sounds a little more like an RE27 than it does an RE20. And nothing like a D12. Then again, a D112 sounds nothing like a D12 either. I wonder what the D12 VR sounds like?
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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby onebaldbloke » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:03 pm

Paul Maybury wrote:D12 on electric guitar? I'll have to try that.
I'll never sell mine if I can help it.
I agree the EV RE320 is very nice for the cost. It sounds a little more like an RE27 than it does an RE20. And nothing like a D12. Then again, a D112 sounds nothing like a D12 either. I wonder what the D12 VR sounds like?
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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby tunetown » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:35 pm

Hi Bob,

I've got a D12VR you'd be welcome to borrow and try. I've never used it on a guitar amp but whatever works. :)

http://www.akg.com/Microphones/Dynamic% ... D12VR.html?

I'm in Sydney metro.

Let me know
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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby onebaldbloke » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:21 pm

tunetown wrote:Hi Bob,

I've got a D12VR you'd be welcome to borrow and try. I've never used it on a guitar amp but whatever works. :)

http://www.akg.com/Microphones/Dynamic% ... D12VR.html?

I'm in Sydney metro.

Let me know


Thanks Paul, but I'm in Sunny Mexico! I'll give Pony Music a bell and see if I can nick one.

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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby walding » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:24 am

be aware that the D12 VR are not in the same ballpark as a real D12...
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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby tunetown » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:37 am

walding wrote:be aware that the D12 VR are not in the same ballpark as a real D12...

I've never used a real D12 so can't comment. I like the new VR version. Has some cool filters and is very useable. I'm too scared to put my U47 Fet in front of kick. This does a fine job. On a guitar amp, not sure...!!!
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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby onebaldbloke » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:11 pm

tunetown wrote:
walding wrote:be aware that the D12 VR are not in the same ballpark as a real D12...

I've never used a real D12 so can't comment. I like the new VR version. Has some cool filters and is very useable. I'm too scared to put my U47 Fet in front of kick. This does a fine job. On a guitar amp, not sure...!!!


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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby tunetown » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:12 pm

onebaldbloke wrote:
tunetown wrote:
walding wrote:be aware that the D12 VR are not in the same ballpark as a real D12...

I've never used a real D12 so can't comment. I like the new VR version. Has some cool filters and is very useable. I'm too scared to put my U47 Fet in front of kick. This does a fine job. On a guitar amp, not sure...!!!


Try it!!

Will do...!!
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Re: D12 - a modern one?

Postby onebaldbloke » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:17 pm

tunetown wrote:
onebaldbloke wrote:
tunetown wrote:
walding wrote:be aware that the D12 VR are not in the same ballpark as a real D12...

I've never used a real D12 so can't comment. I like the new VR version. Has some cool filters and is very useable. I'm too scared to put my U47 Fet in front of kick. This does a fine job. On a guitar amp, not sure...!!!


Try it!!

Will do...!!


If the amp/speaker is already very "broad" in it's tone, ie. lots of bottoms and tops and mid-scooped, I would guess you won't like it, however, if the tone is more mid focussed, you may enjoy it. I know that most engineers speak of the bottom end of the D12E, but I also like the "airy" bit in its highs.

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