Capture the sublime, honest sound of the drum kit
DPA’s selection of mics for the drum kit is designed specifically to put the sound engineer in control of the sound. By starting with the clear, true sound of the entire kit, the engineer has the best starting point to shape the sound wanted for the situation. These mics guarantee a natural and precise sound reproduction of the entire kit. The specific mic placements prevent artefacts, bleed and other shadowing effects.
- Natural and precise sound reproduction of the entire kit
- A clean slate to convey the wanted “mood” to the audience
- Specific mic placements prevent artefacts, bleed and other shadowing effects
- Picks up the sound like the drummer hears his kit, thus no or minimum EQ is needed
What’s in the box
The DDK4000 Drum Microphone Kit contains the following mics and accessories.
1 x 2012 Cardioid Microphone
2 x 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphone (Stereo Pair)
1 x 4055 Kick Drum Microphone
3 x 4099 Core Instrument Microphone, Extreme SPL
3 x MicroDot Cable (CM2218B00)
3 x Drum Microphone Clip (DC4099)
3 x Adapter for MicroDot to 3-pin XLR (DAD6001)
2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone
An all-around generalist pencil mic that guarantees excellent results on any instrument on a live stage.
Durable, reinforced construction
Excellent transient response
Uniform cardioid directionality
Outstanding SPL handling
- Natural and precise sound reproduction
The 2012 can be used as an all-around microphone in applications where dynamic microphones are typically used. In fact, as a condenser mic, it has several advantages over its dynamic counterparts:
It can capture higher frequencies, has an extended frequency range and a flat frequency response – all in a smaller form factor
It can cope with both high SPLs as well as capture very delicate sounds, so it works well on many different instruments
It has a far better transient response than any dynamic microphone, which allows it to pick up the most delicate sound with tremendous accuracy
For more information: Mic University - Why use DPA mics for live
2015 Compact Wide Cardioid Microphone
A wide cardioid overhead microphone for ambient pick up of a drum kit or other instrument groups. The 2015 can be positioned close to the drum kit (i.e., over the cymbals) and still capture sound evenly across the entire drum kit. This closer position results in stronger signal from the drum kit and therefore less bleed from the stage.
Durable, reinforced construction
Uniform wide cardioid directionality
Spacious sound due to a wide cardioid pick-up pattern
Natural and precise sound reproduction
Compact design for unobtrusive placement on stage
4055 Kick Drum Microphone
A flexible, professional mic that captures the power and true sound of the kick drum, when placed inside or outside the drum. The 4055 is one of the only kick drum mics that is not sonically pre-tailored to fit a traditional sound in a specific genre. Its low frequency response and dynamics are superb and result in a tight, natural, well-defined sound - the best low-end with detailed mids and highs.
Picks up the clear, true sound of the kick drum
Flat frequency response so you can shape the sound your way
Built tough to withstand rough use on the live stage
Asymmetric physical design for easy placement inside or outside
4099 Instrument Microphone
The 4099 perfectly captures the booming sounds of drums and percussion instruments. The mic can be easily positioned to fit diverse types of drums and excel on the snare, toms and hi-hats. The flexible gooseneck can be positioned at different angles to allow a variety of sound nuances. The mic is elegant, lightweight, unobtrusive and designed to stay out of the way during performance.