Microphones Used: Drums- i5, D2, D3, D4, ADX51, CX112B Bass- D6 Vocals- OM6
Black Tide is an American heavy metal band from Miami, Florida. Formed in 2004, the band consists of Gabriel Garcia (lead vocals and bass), Austin Diaz (guitar and vocals) and Cody Paige (drums). They rely on Audix microphones to bring their music faithfully to their audiences.
Front of house engineer Michael is a tried-and-true Audix fanatic, with a ‘sweet spot' for the D6 bass drum mic. "The Audix drum package is amazing. I get a full round sound out of my kit without any inserts. Other mics just don't compare. I have D2's for my rack toms, D4's for my floor toms, D6 on the kick and an i5 on my top snare. The newest mi cot my package is the CX112 condenser. I use it for my overheads and they give me a super natural cymbal sound. I have my two singers on an OM6's and my backup gang vocals on an OM5." When asked about any noticeable results from using Audix, he says "Awesomeness! I will use them on everything I touch. I freakin' love ‘em! The biggest challenge was my lead singer. He sings very quiet and because of it, it made it difficult to get him over the mix. The OM6 helped me get over that hum. I got the volume boost I needed."