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B-Band UKKO-KIT 5-piece Contact Drum Mic Set  

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The B-Band UKKO-KIT 5-Piece contact drum mic system is a remarkable way to capture the true tonality of your drums consistently, conveniently, and with extreme isolation. This system consists of two i... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The B-Band UKKO-KIT 5-Piece contact drum mic system is a remarkable way to capture the true tonality of your drums consistently, conveniently, and with extreme isolation. This system consists of two important components: UKKO DM preamps, built with high-quality class-A electronics, and UKKO DST Contact mics for superb tone. This system works with any size drums, and gives you high-resolution sound, and easy setup!

This mic system was designed to be able to blend-in visually with your drum kit. That is why B-Band designed the DM preamps to be chrome colored to match most drum hardware. It is an extremely lightweight system that does not add any noticeable weight to the drum, or get in the way while performing like most other drum mic systems. It also very robust and durable, and will endure rigorous touring.

Setting up and tearing down have never been this easy. The DST mics have an adhesive back that mounts easily and discreetly on the inside of the drum shell near the batter head. The DST lead wires are fed through the drum's air holes to the DM preamps. The DM preamps for the snare drum and toms come with two different mounting options: mounting at the air hole outside of the drum, or a rim clamp mounting. The air hole mounting option was specially designed to not interrupt the flow of air as the drum breathes. Being as the DM preamps are so small in size, there is no need to remove them to put the drums in their cases, leave them on and be ready for the next gig or studio session.

Inside the DM preamps there are two mini switches, which contour the sound for choice of tone. The DMS, DMT, and the DMK preamps all have 2 different frequency choices from each other because snare drums, toms, and kick drums all have different tonal characteristics.

Features
  • 1 UKKO-S snare drum mic system
  • 1 UKKO-K kick drum mic system
  • 3 UKKO-T tom mic systems
  • Extreme isolation of each drum with no bleed from other drums
  • Mounts without modification to the drums
  • Reduces the need for audio gate effects
  • Ultra-quick setups
  • Two supplied mounting options for the DMS and DMT and preamps, the DMK uses the air hole mounting system
  • No need to position mics or mic stands; just plug standard XLR cables into the preamps and play
Specifications
  • The UKKO-S
    The DMS Preamps mini switches: One switch controls a +3dB mid boost at 500 Hz and the other is for a ”6dB high cut
    Frequency response: 60Hz ” 35kHz (-3dB)
    Phantom power required: 12 ” 50-volt
    Output impedance: 200 ohm balanced
    Weight: 52 g. / 74 g. with rim mount
    Dimensions: 76 mm (3.00") / 48mm (1.90") / 40mm (1.60") without rim mount, 102mm (4.00") / 48mm (1.90") / 66mm (2.60")

    The UKKO-K
    The DMK Preamps mini switches: One switch controls a -6dB mid cut at 330 Hz and the other is for a +6dB high boost at 5 kHz
    Frequency response: 22Hz ” 35kHz (-3dB)
    Phantom power required: 12 ” 50-volt
    Output impedance: 200 ohm balanced
    Weight: 52 g.
    Dimensions: 76 mm (3.00") / 48mm (1.90") / 40mm (1.60")

    The UKKO-T
    The DMT Preamps mini switches: One switch controls a -6dB mid cut at 1 kHz and the other is for a +6dB high boost at 5kHz
    Frequency response: 22Hz ” 35kHz (-3dB)
    Phantom power required: 12 ” 50-volt
    Output impedance: 200 ohm balanced
    Weight: 52 g. / 74 g. with rim mount
    Dimensions: 76 mm (3.00") / 48mm (1.90") / 40mm (1.60") without rim mount, 102mm (4.00") / 48mm (1.90") / 66mm (2.60")
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B-BandUKKO-KIT 5-piece Contact Drum Mic Set
 
3.7

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5.0

Great Mic's

By Mike

from Burleson TX

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about B-Band UKKO-KIT 5-piece Contact Drum Mic Set:

    I bought these with a little bit of a "well, let's see how this will work out" attitude. I am pleasantly surprised!!!
    They are easy to install, just take your time sorting out the length of the cord in relation to where you want the preamp to clip to your rim. They sound fantastic, very clear and focused with no problem picking up any of the tonal range on my six piece set from the 10" tom to the 16" thunder drum. The bass drum sounds very good and the snare cracks like it should. They also do very well with dynamics, soft notes are soft, hard notes are loud. BBAND does recommend a non vented resonant head on the bass drum and I found that I spent some time tuning out a little bit of overtone. The snare drum mic did not like my bronze snare shell. I thought it was broken because when I initially plugged it in I was just getting a nasty hum and no response when I tapped the head. When I grabbed the side of the snare drum the hum got louder, kind of an ah ha moment. I took the head off, removed the mic, placed a small strip of duct tape on the shell and stuck the mic back onto the duct tape... instant fix. BBAND doesn't mention this at all in any of their documentation so maybe it is just mine, maybe not. Either way, that small strip of tape doesn't affect the drum and the mic works. Since they do require phantom power I did end up buying a mixer, I went with the Behringer Xenyx X2222 because it has 8 xlr inputs with a master switch for phantom power. Even though it adds another piece to haul around this is a pretty sweet setup. I can set my eq and levels and plug it into our main board and the sound guy just has to worry about turning them up or down. Lastly, these things are very unforgiving for poorly tuned drums. So, tune your drums up right and you'll be good to go.

     
    1.0

    Do Not Waste Your Time And Money On This

    By Alex

    from Grand Rapids Mich

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about B-Band UKKO-KIT 5-piece Contact Drum Mic Set:

        This was the biggest waste of money and time Ever ! sound like junk they pick up the other drums Totally Unreliable Money in the Trash !!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        UKKO FTW!

        By StickS-oMVY8

        from St Louis

        Comments about B-Band UKKO-KIT 5-piece Contact Drum Mic Set:

        B-Band UKKO 5pc Contact Mic Set. I got these mics about 2 years ago while looking for small mics for my rather 10pc Pearl VMX (had to buy 2 kits and an extra snare mic). Price was obviously a factor with that size kit, as well as easy set up. These mics fit the bill, and sound amazing to boot. Since the mic works through shell resonance, it is VERY important to ensure accurate tuning (I started using a Drum Dial).The pre-amp attaches to the drum through either the air hole (no drilling required) or with the supplied clips, so all that needs to be done is plug in cables. The isolation is top notch...so good, that overheads and/or hi-hat mics are a must when recording. I HIGHLY recommend these mics!

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