Morton Microphone Systems Kicktone
Kick Drum Microphone Combining Speaker Sub-Bass Pickup and High Frequency Mic, Use Stand Alone or with Kickport Mount
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The most kick drum sounding-est kick drum microphone we've ever heard, from beater to shell resonance to DEEP sub bass!
Let's face it -- bass drum microphones have been a stodgy old product category that has seen little change or innovation in decades. The KickTone® Microphone disrupts all that. It is a breakthrough in the design of dynamic mics dedicated to capturing the full spectrum of sound naturally produced in the resonant chamber of a bass drum. It is built around a specially manufactured hemp diaphragm that's both stiff and light weight, providing excellent damping characteristics. There is a second, co-axial dynamic structure to pick up the higher-frequency transients that give a bass drum its snap. The result is a punchy, well-defined sound that instantly grabs a listener's attention. If all this wasn’t enough, the KickTone is easily the coolest looking mic you’ve ever seen.
Other bass drum microphones on the market today have design goals similar to KickTone's, but suffer from one or more issues. Such as: large size and heavy weight (making them unstable on a mic stand), high cost, and worst of all, they lack the full, round sound that drummers and sound engineers crave. In short, they routinely fail to live up to their promise. This is why the KickTone team created a radically new and different design concept.
The KickTone mic can be mounted in two ways. You can mount it on a standard microphone stand, but much better, you can attach it directly to a bass drum's resonant head with a proprietary slide bracket, supplied with each mic, that quick-connects it to any KickPort. (KickPort is a widely-used bass drum sonic enhancer, and is a registered trademark of KickPort International, LLC.) That keeps it securely locked in the drum's sweet spot, where it won't block the view of your drum head artwork or get kicked out of position by an energetic singer.
The KickTone is the perfect microphone to use in any situation requiring the reproduction of sub to high end frequencies, whether you are recording in the studio, performing live at a venue or even rehearsing your set list. Why not hear what your bass drum has to offer!?!
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