The legendary three-mic technique for drum recording now available in a Blue Microphones kit.
The Blue Pro Drum Kit Kit, a microphone kit including two of Blue's Dragonfly microphones and a Mouse microphone, strategically composed for professional drum recording. Inspired by the legendary three-mic technique for recording drums made famous by bands like The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and professional engineers, the Pro Drum Kit Kit offers the Blue Microphones trio for achieving this sought-after sound.
"We wanted to offer the end-user a one-stop drum mic'ing solution that also enabled them to add some extraordinary tools to their mic collection for many uses, not just drums," said Skipper Wise, Blue Microphones founder. "Some of the best drum recordings ever made used this mic'ing technique."
The three microphones of the Pro Drum Kit Kit were specifically chosen to complete the sonic spectrum needed in producing a full-bodied live recording session. The Dragonfly, an application specific Blue mic, was created by boosting the upper bass frequencies to help thicken up typically thin signal sources. This, coupled with a slightly depressed mid range and an extended top end, helps cymbals to be recorded with a live, smooth timbre. Filling in the deeper bass frequencies, the Mouse microphone handles loud signal sources such as the kick drum.
The Pro Drum Kit Kit comes in a custom-made ATA flight case with a padded interior housing the two Dragonfly microphones, the Mouse microphone and shock mounts for each. Also enclosed in the Pro Drum Kit Kit is a $10 rebate coupon towards the purchase of Blue's highly anticipated new enCORE 100i, the versatile dynamic live microphone specifically designed to capture instrumental sounds. The enCORE 100i can be used to augment the three-mic drum recording technique, also known as the four-mic drum technique.
The Blue Pro Drum Kit Kit retails at $1999 and will be available July 25, 2010 at Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and additional authorized Blue professional audio retailers. For more information, visit http://www.bluemic.com.