What is it?A kit of four microphones said to be the minimum number for both live and recorded drum kit applications. DetailsAccording to Audix, the Quad pack is the simplest and most effective combination of microphones capable of capturing the depth and imaging of a full drum kit. The kit comprises an i5 snare mic, a D6 kick mic, two ADX51 overhead mics, a DVICE rim mount with an MC1 mic clip, three DCLIP mic clips and two WS81C windscreens. The D6 and the i5 are both intended for close mic’ing to ensure that they will be present in the mix and capture the attack and percussive sound of the two drums. The use of an overhead pair reflects the ‘less is more’ approach to mic’ing, capturing the natural sound of the complete drum kit. The ADX51 is a pre-polarised condenser microphone with a 14mm gold sputtered diaphragm and offering cardioid pickup pattern, high sensitivity and a slim pencil design capable of accurate stereo imaging of the entire drum kit. With two overhead mics correctly positioned, it’s possible to capture the transients, tonality and balance of the kit in a completely phase-coherent manner.