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Morton Kicktone Microphone: WOW, it's the kick drummiest sounding kick drum mic ever!

Posted by Warren Dent on

I'll admit when I was contacted about the Morton Microphone Systems Kicktone mic I had zero info on this startup company. Taking a look around I saw where they had done fundraising to start the company, and were just coming to market. Our response was to ask for a mic to be sent over (final production version) to test it before signing on as a stocking dealer.

As a drummer and engineer I was really blown away by its construction and design, but mostly by the way it SOUNDS. It literally sounds like the entire kick drum, all from one phase coherent microphone. Go listen to our Clipalator (microphone folder, choose the MMS Kicktone) and hear it vs my Electro Voice ND868 (my go to kick mic for at least a decade).

Simply put it uses a speaker for the sub-bass, but also uses a separate microphone to capture all of the slap and detail for a full bodied sound top to bottom.

In stock and shipping at ZenPro!

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Electro-Voice ND Series Dynamic Mics, Hear and Compare in the Clipalator

Electro-Voice introduced the new ND series of dynamic, moving coil microphones to replace the old N/DYM series. As a fan and current owner of both the N/D468 and N/D868 I wanted to know the differences between these new models. You can hear them all side by side by visiting the Clipalator now!The models tested are:Electro-Voice ND44Electro-Voice [...]

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Warm Audio EQP-WA Matched Pair Mod, Choose Front or Rear Mount

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The Clipalator Goes Universal...

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​PSI Audio and ZenPro Audio in Booth 763 at AES New York, Stop By!

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Mesanovic, O Mesanovic, What Have You Done?

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Smart Research C1LA In Stock, and the Clipalator

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BAE Gear Now at ZenPro Audio

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