Losing the pre-tailored sound for ultimate tone-shaping
DPA Microphones has unveiled the 4055 Kick Drum Microphone, a specialised kick drum mic for the low-frequency, high-SPL instrument.
What you need to know:
- DPA Microphones has unveiled the 4055 Kick Drum Microphone.
- The 4055 is a specialised kick drum mic.
- Its asymmetric design makes it easy to position when slid into any size drum without risking a tear in the drum skin.
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This new addition to the DPA product lineup is a durable mic solution that is not pre-tailored to any specific sound, allowing sound engineers to shape the sound exactly as desired.
The 4055 is placed in a large, robust housing and there is wind damping foam just in front of the capsule, behind the grille.
A specially-designed shock mount also suspends the capsule inside the housing to avoid vibrations from the stage. The shock mount together with the extra wind damping ensures that the 4055 captures only the source.
The shape of the DPA 4055 is another unique feature that sets it apart from other kick drum mics.
Its asymmetric design makes it easy to position when slid into any size drum without risking a tear in the drum skin.
It can also be placed both inside or outside the kick drum, so finding the ideal placement is quick and effortless.
“Designed to kick the bass to the next level, the 4055 takes the traditional concept of a kick drum mic and turns it on its head – no more pre-tailored sound – now you can take sound design back into your own hands,” DPA said.