Audix is pleased to introduce two new affordable, flexible and convenient solutions for miking a guitar amp in live or recording applications. With the new Cabi5 and Cabf5 kits, Audix’s already popular dynamic cardioid instrument microphones are now bundled with the revolutionary CabGrabber microphone mounting system.
Each pack contains either an i5 or f5 instrument microphone, mic clip and the CabGrabber mic mounting system. CabGrabber is a spring-loaded mic support that grips cabinets from the side or top with soft rubber pads. It mounts in seconds – no tools required – and repositioning is quick and easy.
A curved arm and locking choke assure accurate and repeatable mic placement. Final adjustment is made with the mic clip’s angle. (The optional ‘Boom CG’ allows for even more placement flexibility.) Integrated cable clips keep everything neat and secure.
“Guitarists go to all lengths to create their own unique tone; from the choice of instrument, pick-ups, strings, amp, settings, pedals and so on,” explains VP of Marketing, Cliff Castle. “With the Audix CabGrabber and mic packs, the guitarists control the final step to managing their tone; a choice of microphones, the opportunity to experiment to determine the preferred mic placement and a secure system for stage or studio that they can then give to the sound guys.”
“I’ve had a guitarist’s sound go bad during a live show,” adds Peter Moshay, FOH mixer for Hall & Oates. “When I can see all of the stage, I can maybe see that someone has tripped over the amp’s mic stand and that the mic is moved or knocked over, but many times I can’t see what’s happened and I can’t really do anything about it.
“With the Audix CabGrabber system these problems just go away. And I love the i5!”
The packaged CabGrabber can accommodate guitar cabinets from 8′-inch to 14-inch deep and can mount to recessed, flush or slanted designs. The soft rubber pads protect cabinet finishes. The optional CabGrabberXL accommodates larger cabinets 14-20-inches deep, including bass amps.
The Audix i5 dynamic cardioid mic can handle up to 144 dB SPL, 50Hz – 16kHz. With tailored frequency and polar response patterns and the ability to perform in high volume applications, the i5 is a natural choice for guitar amp use.
The affordable f5 dynamic hypercardioid mic, with a tight pattern control and performance up to 136dB, 55Hz -15kHz, is a great choice for guitarists on a budget. Both microphones are constructed of a precision cast zinc alloy body, steel mesh grill and black finish.
MSRP for the Cabi5 is $190. The Cabf5 pack is $150. Both kits are available through authorized Audix retailers.