Your Drum-miking Kit!The Earthworks DK50/R DrumKit Rig bundle is comprised of two QTC50s, one SR30, one KickPad™, three selectable LevelPads™, three foam windscreens, and one vocal windscreen for the SR30. It's all packed in a Zero/Halliburton case. The DK50/R is the all-in-one package for miking drums. The QTC50s are excellent for overheads with faithful reproduction of the source sound. The SR30 is one of those microphones that can't really be pinned down - it brings Earthworks' pristine sound to the universal do-it-all microphone category. Coupled with a KickPad, the SR30 is killer for miking bass drums. The DK50/R will change the way you microphone drums.
Earthworks DK50/R DrumKit System At-a-Glance:
- One SR30
- Three LevelPads
- A pair of QTC50s
A pair of QTC50s
The QTC50 is the microphone for those who demand the totally best. It is ideal for digital recording with sample rates up to 192kHz, and even higher where every nuance of sound must be captured. The QTC series (Quiet Time Coherent) is designed for recording quieter sources such as vocals, strings and distant miked orchestras or choirs. Earthworks' reputation for realism is based on these distinctive omnis. Their degree of clarity is unparalleled. Time Coherent Response means these models do not smear the time domain as most microphones do. Earthworks microphones have exceptional impulse response and diaphragm settling time. QTC microphones handle sound levels up to 142dB with no proximity effect or handling noise.
The QTC50 microphone has a true and accurate representation of sonic events as they happen in the air. This means you get the Genuine sound, the sound that's really there. Naturally, the QTC50 microphones are whisper quiet, enabling you to microphone even the most subtle vocal or choir passage with no noise! You get the super-flat frequency response (3Hz-50kHz) of the TC Series combined with a noise floor that's under this world (get it)! If what you crave is tonal purity and low noise, the QTC50 is THE microphone of choice!
The SR30 is a true performer, delivering a accurate, natural sound you simply won't find on a lot of cardioid microphones. Unlike a lot of directional microphones, the SR30 won't give you a hollow, "boomy" sound when used close to the source. The sound is smooth in whatever application. A favorite microphone for many recording artists, the SR30 hits high marks for clarity and realism in a directional microphone and sports a frequency response of 30Hz-30kHz.
Whether you're recording or hitting the stage live, getting a good kick drum sound is crucial to the sound of modern music. You need the right combination of bottom end and beater attack without overloading or causing interference problems with the bass or synths. Now, even if you don 't have a kick drum-optimized microphone, Earthworks has developed the KickPad, an value-packed way to guarantee you'll get that sound! The Earthworks KickPad solves a problem many small studios and live groups encounter: you have a limited number of available microphones and can't fit the expense of a dedicated kick drum microphone in your collection. With the KickPad's simple connection you can take almost any microphone and put it in front of the kick and get sweet sound! The KickPad works with both dynamic and condenser microphones and lets you continue using them on any other application when you need them.
The LevelPad is a high quality, in-line pad that is selectable to either -15dB or -30dB of attenuation. It is a passive device that will pass phantom power and can be used for either mic- or line-level signals. The LevelPad is housed in a stainless steel tube with gold plated XLR connectors on each end. It sports a frequency response from DC to over 200kHz, will handle signal levels up to +30dBV with an equivalent in noise of -137dBV at -15dB setting and -142dBV at the -30dB setting.
Earthworks DK50/R DrumKit System Features:
- QTC50s for overheads
- SR30 for kick
- Beef up the kick with the KickPad
Really simple attenuation with LevelPads
- An all-in-one drum solution