Earthworks DK25/R Drum Microphone Kit (Kick Mic Pad Adapter + 3 Mics) (Discontinued)
The DK25/R appeared on our recommended list for Drum Mic Kits from June 2018 until April 2020.
The Earthworks DK25/R offers a different approach to miking drums, instead of going with the usual 5 to 7 mic setup, it comes with a simplified setup of two overhead microphones and one kickpad mic.
Interestingly, this seemingly simplified setup, captures more details than conventional miking, thanks to the two overhead TC25 omnidirectional condenser mics, which captures the sound of the drum kit along with the natural air and reverb of the room. This makes it a simple yet effective mic setup for recording acoustic drum kits.
Supporting the two overhead mics is the SR25 condenser microphone with in-line kick pad adapter, especially designed to handle the low-end punch of kick drums.
The downside to this setup is the lack of control for individual drum parts when mixing, and it can't be used when recording a full band or in a noisy room.
If you are looking to step up the quality of your drum recordings and you're ready to make a bigger investment, then check out the Earthworks DK25/R.
- Microphones: 1 x SR25 Mic with KickPad Adapter, 2 x TC25 Overhead Mics
- Accessories 1 x Kickpad Adapter, 1 x Windscreen, 1 x Case