Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Drum Microphone Kit (7 Mics)
The DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 from Lewitt is a high-end set of drum mics recommended by audio engineers for professional use.
It contains a dual-element cardioid DTP 640 REX, three DTP 340 TT dynamic mics, two LCT 340 condenser mics and one MTP 440 DM cardioid dynamic microphone.
The DTP 640 REX kick mic has a dual design with both a dynamic and a condenser microphone capsule. It has switchable frequency response settings for a rich or flat sounding kick drum.
The three DTP 340 TTs have supercardioid polar patterns that accurately capture the sound of drums and percussion instruments with maximum isolation of instruments in studio and live applications.
The LCT 340s condenser mics have two interchangeable capsules: one cardioid and one omni. This allows easy switching over of polar patterns.
The MTP 440 DM is great for miking snare drums, amps and wind instruments. This kit also has a selection of shock and drum mounts.
- Microphones: 1 x DTP 640 REX Kick Drum Mic, 3 x DTP 340 TT Supercardioid Dynamic Mics, 2 x LCT 340 Pencil Mics, 2x LCT 340 OC Omnidirectional capsules, 1 x MTP 440 DM Snare Mic
- Accessories: 2 x LCT 40 WS Windshields, 5 x DTP 40 MTS Shock Mounts, 4 x DTP 40 MT Drum Mount Clips, 1 x MTP 40 MCS Shock Mount, Padded black carrying case
Many users found the mics in this kit to be of great quality and praise them for their versatility. Most of these users were able to use these in both in a studio or live setting. Users found the microphones provided clarity and flat frequency response without using much in the way of compression and gates when recording. A lot of reviewers favored the DTP 640 REX Kick Drum Mic, which has two built-in capsules that capture better low frequencies and subtleties in the bass drum. In his Mixdown review, Rob Gee mentioned the kick drum presented a "thumping dynamic microphone capsule that really delivers the punch and force of the kick as well as an electret condenser that adds clarity and definition to the snap and extended low frequency response that this microphone is capable of capturing. "
There were no consistently reported negatives other than some marking it down due to its comparatively high sticker price.
We were recommending this mic kit until we performed a detailed re-analysis of the category in June 2018, at which time we found there were higher rated 7-Piece options available. You can see our current recommendations in our guide: The Best Drum Mic Kits.