The i5 is a low impedance microphone and should be plugged into a “mic level” input on your console, mixer, or recording device. Please note that your microphone does not require phantom power and will not be effected in any way by phantom power should it be running simultaneously when the microphone is in operation. Avoid plugging or unplugging the microphone from the PA system unless the channel is muted or the volume of the system turned down. Failure to do so may result in a loud “popping” noise which could seriously damage the speakers in the PA system.
The i5 has a tight (cardioid) pick-up pattern in order to help eliminate sound from other instruments on stage from “bleeding” into the microphone. For this reason, it the i5 is exceptionally effective for drums and percussion in be able to capture the sound of each component of the kit.
Snare: Start with the i5 about 2 inches above the head and aimed towards the center of the drum. For more “rim” effect, the i5 can be aimed less towards the center and more towards the rim. It is not uncommon for engineers to place the mic practically right on the drum head to achieve a very tight, cracking sensation.
Toms, congas: Similar to snare. For tighter sound and more attack place, the mic closer to the head. For more decay and overtones pull the mic further away from the head.
Guitar cabs: The i5 can be placed within 1-2 inches of the grill cover at a 90 degree angle pointing directly into the speaker. If the mic is placed closer to the edge of the speaker, you will minimize the higher frequencies and get a warmer, fatter tone. To capture more highs, move the mic closer towards the center of the speaker, but avoid the middle of the speaker.
Horns: Place the mic within 1-3 inches of the bell, especially when on a stage with drums, bass, guitar, etc. For jazz, classical, and music where the stage volume is lower, the mic can be placed further away for a richer, fuller, sound.
Allow a distance of 2-3 feet between microphones to avoid phase cancellation issues.
This speaker clamp is an innovative miking solution for guitar amps and cabinets. Holding mics weighing up to 1 pound, it works on cabinets with a flat surface or recessed edge and keeps your mic precisely positioned.
- An innovative miking solution for guitar amps and cabinets
- Allows for precise positioning
- Simple, elegant, compact, and easy to use
- No tools required
- Adjustable, tension-held
- Mic arm hand tightens firmly into position
- Holds mics weighing up to 1 lb.
- Works on cabinets with flat surface or recessed edge
- Will clamp to side of cabinet or over top
- Fits 8–14" cabinets and amps
- Durable steel construction
(1) Audix I5 Mic
(1) Zipper Pouch
(1) Mic Clip
(1) Cab Clamp
(1) Audix Cab Grabber
(1) 20' XLR Cable (Male to Female)
Multi-purpose dynamic microphone with clear accurate sound
i5 for snare
Designed, assembled and tested by Audix in the USA, the i5 is a dynamic instrument microphone used for stage, studio and broadcast applications. The i5 is able to handle sound pressure levels in excess of 140 dB without distortion and can be used to mic a wide variety of musical instruments, guitar and bass cabinets, vocals and speech.
The i5 is characterized with a cardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control and is equipped with a VLM™ (Very Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction.
The i5 is sturdy, compact and easy to position. With a wide frequency response of 50 Hz - 16 kHz, the i5 provides clear, accurate, natural sound reproduction without having to rely on EQ. Roadworthy construction includes a precision cast zinc alloy body, steel grill, black e-coat finish, laser etched model and serial number, Switchcraft® XLR connector and includes a heavy duty nylon mic clip.