Audix DP-7 Wins MIPA Award

Audix, the leader in application specific microphones for drums and percussion instruments, was recently awarded the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) for best drum microphones. This prestigious award, which has become the “Grammy of the Musical Instruments/Pro Audio Industry,” is voted on by 107 magazines worldwide. The nominees are divided into categories and judged on performance and merit, regardless of the product’s age or cost. The award ceremonies are held each year in Frankfurt in conjunction with the Musikmesse tradeshow.

VP of Sales Cliff Castle proudly accepted the award on behalf of Audix. Castle states, “I was very pleased that we were nominated in the ‘best drum mic’ category and I was even more excited when our 7-mic kit was chosen over all other single mics. I promised the audience that they could count on Audix to design and produce more innovative, high performance products in the future.”

As the name implies, the DP-7 contains 7 microphones. At the heart of the mic system is the popular D6 dynamic kick drum microphone. For snare drum, the recently developed i-5 is provided; for rack toms there are two D2 mics, for floor tom there is a D4, and for overheads there are two ADX51 condenser microphones with pad and roll-off.

Additionally there are 4 D-Vice rim mounting clips which eliminate the need for mic stands for snare and toms. The entire mic kit is packaged in a convenient aluminum carrying case.

The DP-7 microphones, which were developed for professional live sound, recording, and broadcast applications, have been considered by a growing number of artists and engineers to be the very best instrument microphones available today. The MIPA award further substantiates this claim. The DP-7 carries an MSRP of $1,747.

Optional accessories for the DP Series packages include right angle XLR-XLR mic cable, the D-flex mounting clip, the D-Clamp clip for lug nut mounting, and the STAND-KD pedestal mic stand for use with bass drum and guitar cabs.

Audix is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality dynamic and condenser microphones, wireless systems, and powered speakers for the live sound, recording, and installation markets. For more information, contact Audix sales at (800) 966-8261, or visit the company on the Internet at