The 4 microphones in the Digital Reference DRK4 Drum Microphone Kit are optimized for every type of drum. Proper recording dictates a specific miking technique for each drum in your kit and these Digi... Read More
The 4 microphones in the Digital Reference DRK4 Drum Microphone Kit are optimized for every type of drum. Proper recording dictates a specific miking technique for each drum in your kit and these Digital Reference microphones provide the quality punch, detail, and clarity you want whether on stage or in the studio. The mics' low-profile design results in minimum visibility, while integral stand mounts offer a wide array of placement options. Now your entire drum kit can sound great each and every time no matter where you are. Digital Reference includes a durable hardshell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments and built in handle with the DRDK4 drum microphone set.
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If you are looking for quality-sounding mics for a great price, YOU HAVE FOUND THEM!! The only thing I will advise is, make sure you keep together the 3 parts for each mic. Overall GREAT!
I am just getting into micing my drums, so I really have nothing to compare to, but I like what I hear through my Mackie CFX20 mixer. Depending on how you position the mic, you may need a right angle connector on your cable. As I am looking to buy connectors, I notice the orientation of all the plugs I am looking at are 180 degrees off from where I need them. My plan is to grind down the end of the mic holder which will allow the mic to rotate to the position I need. The pictures above do not show it, but if you loosen the thumb screw the mic separates from the actual mic holder. There may be some high end right angle connectors out there, but if you have a small budget for a set of mics, it doesn't make sense to spend that or more for some connectors.
believe me, i know what im talking about. i have a nice home studio and record all kinds of music and these drum mics sound like a much more expensive set. brilliant buy.
I bought this Digital Reference set last week. Mics sound OK on snare, toms, and bass. Will try them in a live situation next week. I expect to be satisfied with the sound. However, if you look at the picture you'll see that the included clips are made to fit the mics like gloves. The clips work well enough, but situate the 3 XLR pins in the wrong position for right angle XLR cables. I had to cut the angled face off of the clips in order to rotate the mic 180 degrees so they'd work with my right angle XLR cables. Or, I'll have to buy smaller clips. Also, the included rubber rim mounts look good, and worked well until one broke. On Saturday I bought an Audix Dvice rim mount as a replacement. I expect that the others will break soon too, so I'll have to buy additional rim mounts. Once I get the physical mounting/cabling issues worked out, I may consider buying a 2nd kit for the additional mics.
Mounted on the snare, toms, and bass, these mics sound OK to me. I'll be trying them in a live outdoor venue next week. I think the sound will be satisfactory. If you look at the picture you'll see that the provided clip fits the mic like a glove. But, this specific fit orients the XLR pins in the wrong direction for my right angle XLR cables. So I had to cut the angled face off of the clip. That enabled me to rotate the mic 180 degrees to work properly with my right angle XLR cables. Also, one of the provided rim mounts cracked. I bought an Audix Device clip to replace it. Will probably have to replace the other provided mounts. I'll need more drum mics, will definitely consider another kit of these.
way better punch then older models upgrade for price these way better then cad use all these on toms only tho then buy e905 snare drum e602 sehizer for bass drum u be rockin