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Yamaha SubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device  

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The Yamaha SubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device is a new breed of subfrequency (below 100Hz) capture devices designed to bring out the natural sound of bass drums and floor toms. SubKick uses the natu... Read More

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Overview

The Yamaha SubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device is a new breed of subfrequency (below 100Hz) capture devices designed to bring out the natural sound of bass drums and floor toms. SubKick uses the natural microphonic qualities of a 6-1/2" woofer shockmounted inside a 7-ply birch/mahogany shell. Mesh heads are mounted on the outside, which adds a tiny bit of sustain. The natural resonance of the shell combined with the heads and loudspeaker create an awesome subfrequency sound that must be heard to be believed. The SubKick works great by itself or can be used together with other drum mics. An XLR output makes for easy hookup.


The SubKick Device was designed by Yamaha Drum Artist Russ Miller, who was looking for a mic system that allowed the uncolored sound of the bass drum and floor toms to come through. Finally the full force of the drum set's low end performance is realized with SubKick.

Features
  • 6-1/2" woofer (frequency response 20Hz-8kHz)
  • 10" black mesh heads
  • 7-ply birch/mahogany shell
  • XLR output (no phantom power required)
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YamahaSubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Precisely what I was looking for.

By Tom Battaglia

from Missoula, MT

Comments about Yamaha SubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device:

I use the Subkick for recording. I needed to get a "rounder" kick drum sound for styles other than metal. I had been using and Audix D6 inside the drum, but for more open music it didn't get enough full bottom end to fill spacious songs. I added the Subkick on another track and blend it with the D6. All I can say is, "awesome." It adds the full sound that one needs for a big kick sound in space. You can effectively balance the amount of attack with the other mic you use. Also, to get the best effect, set a low-pass filter at 100 Hz.

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4.0

Works wonders but you can make a decent one for a fraction of the price

By Ryan Hays

from Greenville, SC

Comments about Yamaha SubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device:

Great Item, it adds a ton of depth and range to the low end of a kick drum. nothing bad to say about the quality or performance in any way. I'v used one as a drumer and also as a sound engineer they're great! my only beef with it is the price, i built one out of around $50 worth of spare parts i had and it actually sounded better. its a relatively simple build you take an XLR jack and soldier the positive pin to the negative terminal on the speaker driver, the negative pin to the positive terminal on the speaker driver, and the ground pin to the speaker basket. i mounted mine in a cheap SP tom shell and added acoustics foam behind the rear head, i also wired a piezo magnetic tweeter parallel to the speaker to pick up some of the high punch. I'v recorded thunder that couldn't even be heard with the naked ear with it with great success and definition. it even picks up pressure changes on the head via the petal. great piece. If you have the skill and electrical knowledge to build one i recomend that, it'll save you a ton. GREAT PRODUCT BUT OVERPRICED FOR WHAT IT IS.

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5.0

Great low end "Boom"!

By Phillip J.E. Wenzel

from Portland, Oregon

Comments about Yamaha SubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device:

I used this a few months ago for a festival and it was amazing! It's difficult to got the punch and articulation needed for double bass drum passages, so I'd recommend another BD mic in conjunction with this for attack, but the low end is unsurpassed. Awesome product... can't wait to buy myself one.

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5.0

Unbelieveable Attack

By Tom Farrell

from Palm Bay, Florida

Comments about Yamaha SubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device:

For being a FOH engineer and recording engineer this subkick has everything that an engineer could want from a mic, also putting a 57 or akg inside the kick you can ajust the click for that perfect attack. Excellent purchase Thanks Yahama for an extrodinary mic..

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW WOW WOW

By Jim Eddy

from Lancaster, PA

Comments about Yamaha SubKick Low-Frequency Capture Device:

Got the Subkick a day before practice and waited until after practice to hook it up and go thru the PA system.....you could shatter windows with the low end sound that this product delivers. Seriously, it brings out the sound of the bass drum like nothing else you have ever heard....the Bass player looked at me like I stoled his car! I can't wait to take this thing into the studio!!! Buy this, it will be the best piece of sound equipment you'll ever put in your drum kit.

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