MXL A-5S SNARE DRUM MICROPHONE

MXL A-5S SNARE DRUM MICROPHONE

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BANG THE DRUM

I don’t think I need to point out just how different the sound of a snare drum is to the toms or the kick drum. It has a unique characteristic that makes it such an integral sound of most drum kits and one that you want to stand out from all the others. The MXL A-5S comes into play as a dynamic microphone that is voiced just for this purpose. It is capable of extremely high sound pressure levels, allowing it to be set up very close to the drum head and used with even the heaviest of hitters. Hitting the snare and listening will tell you what I am banging on about. The A-5S delivers a warm, punchy mid-range with plenty of sizzle that grabs the snare sound and propels it forward in the mix. It’s great how it captures so much definition and clarity, allowing you to peel back any unwanted frequencies to match it up with the other drum sounds in the kit.

 

GIG READY

The easy mounting ring that is included allows for the A-5S to be snapped onto the side rim of a snare in a moment and a quick adjustment of the capsule’s angle means you are all set to go. The rugged housing is strong enough to take the occasional wild stick shot, although it can’t do much to reject the big sound when this does happen. It’s tighter-than-usual cardioid pickup pattern ensures there is plenty of side rejection from other sound sources, but doesn’t reject the sound of a stick cracking across the casing. But, you can’t win them all.

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