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Digital Reference DR-GX1 Dynamic Instrument Microphone   

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The Digital Reference DR-GX1 is an affordable dynamic instrument microphone. The DR-GX1 mic has a tailored frequency response for superior instrument...Read More

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The Digital Reference DR-GX1 is an affordable dynamic instrument microphone. The DR-GX1 mic has a tailored frequency response for superior instrument reproduction. Also features a shock-mounted capsule for greater isolation from vibrations, a unidirectional polar pattern for exceptional rejection of unwanted sounds, and durable all-metal construction.

  • Tailored frequency response
  • Shock-mounted capsule
  • Unidirectional polar pattern

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Short lived mic

By Anonymous-c1CKG

from Bear, Delaware

I bought 2 of these in a pack a while ago. They aren't fantastic, but they were very cheap in the package and I didn't have much money to spend. They got the job done with pretty good quality. I used them mostly for recording my guitar cab, acoustic guitar, snare, overheads and occasionally bass drum when I couldn't get a better mic. But within a year they both broke.Overall it's alright.

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this mic in addition to my behringer mixer, im on a budget and i wanted something to record rough tracks and ideas on drums, and it works beautifully. It picks up very clear, you just have to set it just right. Its also not bad for miking guitar amps as well. Acoustic guitars and banjos are crystal clear, i love this mic. If your on a budget and want something decent to mic drums, guitars, etc, buy this. it will save you alot.


Why not

By Therman Merman

from Downers Grove, IL

I bought two of this mics to try on my toms during recording, and I got what I paid for. They sound decent for the price, but many mics sound better for just a little more money. I compared it to my SM57 just to compare the two, and the SM57 (not suprisingly) sounded better, it was fuller and more responsive. I also tried it on acoustic and it didn't sound all that good. I still use my MXL 990 for acoustic because it can sound pretty bright and captures sound very accuratley. (The MXL 990 is a great mic for the price, I would recommend it to anyone). But for this cheap, it isn't a bad addition to your arsenal of mics. They are also pretty sturdy, I've dropped one of them on my carpeted floor and nothing happened ot it.

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A Bargain at Twice The Price!

By GerenM

from Columbia, MD

I grabbed a three-pack sale on these, mostly because I needed some instrument mics fast, and I was pretty tight on cash. I specifically wanted them for things like fiddles, mandolins, guitars and banjos.I've just used them live for both fiddle and mandolin, and wow, did they ever sound sweet. The sound of the fiddle was especially natural, and the player was able to "work" the mic easily and give a very expressive performance.

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Same like SHURE SM57

By allen-m3xcW

from Tampa, Florida

This is a great instrument and vocal microphone, you can compare this microphone with the SHURE SM57. it's maybe the best that you can get for the price.


Hard to beat for the price

By Dewain

from New Orleans, LA

I use it to amplify a McSpadden Ginger dulcimer - - I find it necessary to place it close to the sound hole of the instrument and to set the gain on the mixer at almost twice that for my vocal mic (a DR-LVX2), but it gives faithful reproduction with a minimum of extraneous noise. I prefer it to my piezzo pickup (which cost a lot more). In short: I think you could spend a lot more and not get much better quality.


nice price...

By The Nephilim

from Riverside Ca

i own 6 of these mics now i borrowed 2 from a friend because someone decided that they needed my SM57's more than i did and took it upon themselves to claim ownership (JERKS)! So i crossed my fingers and used these on a snare and a set of hi-hats. i couldn't tell ANY difference in sound between these and the SM57s on the recording. though i did have to boost the gain a tad. but no biggie. i'd recommend these mics for anyone who needs a few decent mics. i even used one for vocals during a band practice (it was on a stand) and it didn't sound too shabby. didn't feed back much. my AKG D790 smokes it still but the GX1 is a VERY good mic for the price!

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Not bad at all

By Lord Thaddius-wVnvy

from Grand Rapids, MI

I've got two of these mics, and I must say I'm impressed. While not the higher quality Shure mics, these compete quite well with those high priced mics.I've used these on several demo songs, and have gotten an awesome sound. I recommend these for any home studio or basic studios.

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You Can't Get a Better Dynamic

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Perfect as an overhead for drums and works wonders for picking up all instruments(in studio conditions!, because I've never used it live). It also works well as a vocal mic, but its best suited for instruments (and it needs a pop filter or aditional wind screen). You can't get better sound out of any dynamic, however, a condenser would probably outdo this mic, but thats a whole different price range and situation...

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