Audix FP7 Drum Microphone Kit (7 Mics)

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 70+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$499
Audix FP7 Drum Microphone Kit

Kit Contents

  • Microphones: 3 x f2 Rack and Floor Tom Mics, 1 x f5 Snare Mic, 1 x f6 Kick Drum Mic, 2 X f9 Overhead Mic
  • Accessories: 6 x DCLIP - Heavy duty mic clip, 1 x MC1 - Nylon mic clip, 4 x DFLEX - Dual pivot rim mounted clip with extra wide butterfly jaws, 2 x WSF9 - WSF9 Windscreens, Aluminium Road Case

Gearank Recommendation

The FP7 appeared on our recommended list for Drum Mic Kits from May 2017 until April 2020 when it was out-ranked by other mic kits.

Overview

This kit contains the following microphones from Audix's Fusion series: f2, f5 and f6 dynamic microphones and f9 condenser mics.

The three f2s are designed for rack and floor toms and are also used for brass, woodwind and other percussion instruments such as congas, djembe, bongos, and timbales.

The f5 is an instrument mic with a hypercardioid pick-up pattern that helps minimize feedback. It's designed for snare drums but it's also useful for timbales, bongos, guitar cabinets and acoustic instruments.

The f6 dynamic instrument mic is designed for kick drum, bass cabinets, cajon and other low frequency instruments.

The FP7 kit also contains two f9 all-purpose pencil condenser mics made for overheads and distance miking.

Despite the drum mount clips feeling a bit less sturdy than some liked, the microphones in this kit are of exceptional quality that provide natural sound recordings of drums.

Hands On Reports

Website Source *Rating Value
Everything Audio Network Richard Alan Salz 90/100
Electronic Musician George Petersen 80/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Drum Mic Kits.