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Overview

  • Accurate reproduction of the extended low frequencies
  • Dynamic element
  • Large diaphragm for capturing the attack, punch under high SPLs of bass drums
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    $54.99
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      Accurate kick drum reproduction.

      The Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone was specially designed for the most accurate reproduction of extended low-frequency instruments and amps. The Nady DM-90 mic features a dynamic element and large diaphragm for capturing the attack, punch, and high SPL of bass drums. Supercardioid pattern for ultimate feedback rejection, and a rugged die-cast body with internal shockmount and hardened steel grille.

      Features

      • Accurate reproduction of the extended low frequencies
      • Dynamic element
      • Large diaphragm for capturing the attack, punch under high SPLs of bass drums
      • Supercardioid pattern for ultimate feedback rejection
      • Rugged die-cast body
      • Internal shockmount

      Mic that kick drum right with the DM-90. Order it today.

       
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      NadyDM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone
       
      4.7

      (based on 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (4)
      • Good audio (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Low budget kick drum mic works for me

        I use this mic on my cheapo kick drum mounted right in the opening in the resonant head with a mount that I welded up with some scrap metal bar stock that I use to...Read complete review

        I use this mic on my cheapo kick drum mounted right in the opening in the resonant head with a mount that I welded up with some scrap metal bar stock that I use to make machines at my day job with. The mic came with both 5/8" and 3/8" threads in the mount so I just welded on a 3/8" stud to screw the mic on to. It sits right in the hole in the resonant head at a 45 degree angle. I find that it is directional enough to reject most of the rest of the sounds in my cheapo kit. I can't say that this mic sounds as good as the standard kick mics like the Beta 52 or whatever because I've never used one of those. I am able to get a decent (to my ears) kick drum sound using some EQ. Besides....my drum really sucks bad. Its not going to sound real great with ANY mic....lol. I run it through my Behringer Xenyx 1202 into my Lambda interface using Cubase LE to record with. I have included links to two original songs of mine that were recorded using this mic, a Nady DM70 on the snare, as well as a Nady SCM 960 picking up the room sound along with several other non Nady products doing other chores like my modified Realistic PZMs for Cymbals and my Shure B.G. 4.0 on the hi hat. I also mic'd the guitar with the SCM 960 and the bass with the DM90. Vocals were done with the SCM 960 as well. I do not claim to be a professional sound engineer or even a good musician. But I like to write and record songs so I wanted some equipment that I could afford. Since I have no dreams of rock and roll stardom, this inexpensive kick drum mic fit the bill for me.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Do not buy

        We have this mic in our backup bag for the band. Its junk, I read the review that said it sounded like the beta... WRONG! I dont know what kind of equipment...Read complete review

        We have this mic in our backup bag for the band. Its junk, I read the review that said it sounded like the beta... WRONG! I dont know what kind of equipment they are running the mic through but for this hunk of cheap plastic to sound like a shure mic it must have pixie dust hot glued all over it. Dont waste your money, buy something at least decent.

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        5.0

        Great little bass or kick mic

        By Rob

        from Rochester MN

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • No Built In Freq Spikes

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Bass Amp Kick Drum
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

        I was looking for a cheap mic for bass amp and kick for my analog studio that didn't have any built in spikes in the frequency spectrum. I prefer to add or not add any upper mid stuff myself. CAD, Shure, Samson etc. all have response taylored for a clicky sounding kick. This mic is more neutral than those. Well constructed. Serves it's intended purpose well.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Decent mic

        By michael baggett

        from Alabama

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

          Bought this mic to upgrade from an older setup. I have used it at a few shows and in our demo studio, it does just what it should. I recorded an artist who does accoustic/slap guitar, this mic really brought the body thump. I rate it 4 stars because there are certainly better mics out available.

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          5.0

          Works Great with the proper EQ

          By old rocker dude

          from WNC

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

            The Nady DM-90 is an amazing mic for the price. I must admit, at first I was highly skeptical of using a low priced Nady mic. And when we first started doing sound check, I was prepared to swap it out. But to my surprise, it sounded good. It's not a "just plug it in and have the perfect sound" mic in my opinion - but very few are. However, EQ'd properly, and gated, it sounds great. I dedicate a 15 band eq and a compressor / gate inserted into the kick channel of my board, and I can pretty much dial up the sound I want. I used the DM-90 on a show this past weekend for three different bands, and everyone thought the kick sounded awesome. This mic really needs the eq cut in the 125hz - to 1khz region to get the muddy overtones out, but that seems to be pretty typical for kick applications in my experience. Some kick mics have this tailored EQ curve built in - such as the Shure Beta52A and the Audix D12 - but both of these mics are pushing 4 - 5 times the price of the Nady. Bottom line is, this mic is not just a cheap piece of junk - it is a very usuable mic, and it is well worth more than the modest price tag.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Low budget kick drum mic works for me

            By The420Four

            from Toledo Ohio

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

              I use this mic on my cheapo kick drum mounted right in the opening in the resonant head with a mount that I welded up with some scrap metal bar stock that I use to make machines at my day job with. The mic came with both 5/8" and 3/8" threads in the mount so I just welded on a 3/8" stud to screw the mic on to. It sits right in the hole in the resonant head at a 45 degree angle. I find that it is directional enough to reject most of the rest of the sounds in my cheapo kit. I can't say that this mic sounds as good as the standard kick mics like the Beta 52 or whatever because I've never used one of those. I am able to get a decent (to my ears) kick drum sound using some EQ. Besides....my drum really sucks bad. Its not going to sound real great with ANY mic....lol. I run it through my Behringer Xenyx 1202 into my Lambda interface using Cubase LE to record with. I have included links to two original songs of mine that were recorded using this mic, a Nady DM70 on the snare, as well as a Nady SCM 960 picking up the room sound along with several other non Nady products doing other chores like my modified Realistic PZMs for Cymbals and my Shure B.G. 4.0 on the hi hat. I also mic'd the guitar with the SCM 960 and the bass with the DM90. Vocals were done with the SCM 960 as well. I do not claim to be a professional sound engineer or even a good musician. But I like to write and record songs so I wanted some equipment that I could afford. Since I have no dreams of rock and roll stardom, this inexpensive kick drum mic fit the bill for me.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Pixie Dust Included

              By LoKe Bee

              from So Cal

              Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

              This is one of the best Kick drum mics you can purchase, it is comparable to the Beta {except for the price}. I mic the Kick on the pedal side of the drum head for a few reasons; you get the attack of pedal without turning up the gain, also it is isolated from the amps, this combination allows you to record live with minimal bleed over, futhermore the Guitar player wont trip on it. Adjust your EQ and you will have an awesome tone.

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Do not buy

              By junkouster

              from florida

              Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

              We have this mic in our backup bag for the band. Its junk, I read the review that said it sounded like the beta... WRONG! I dont know what kind of equipment they are running the mic through but for this hunk of cheap plastic to sound like a shure mic it must have pixie dust hot glued all over it. Dont waste your money, buy something at least decent.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not bad, but CAD is better.

              Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

              Not a bad mic, but I recomend adding 10 bucks and buying the CAD KBM412. It sounds better. It's the top kick mic CAD makes, and it's only 10 bucks more than this Nady, which is by far not as trusted as CAD. Nady did do a great job. The quality is perfect. The best deal out there right now is to just get the CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Pack. It's an unbeatable deal. I sold the Nady and bought a CAD. CAD is better.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great live mic

              By GreggyDtheDrummer

              from Rochester, NY

              Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

              All I wanted was something to beef up my kick just a little bit for live shows. This thing has done the trick and it was 1/3 of the price of others. I didn't need a whole set of drum mics, so I went with this and I'm happy I did. I wrote on another review for Nady, don't waste your money on Shure, go with Nady!!! The ONLY complaint I have is that the mic cable sticks out a lot so in small space gigs sometimes my guitar player hits in when he's rocking out. Otherwise it's great.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Enough

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

              We're currently using this Nady DM-90, and it sounds great! With ported and non-ported heads on a Gretsch 22", and on a Mapex 16' jungle bop kit. The results are very good.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nady DM90 and Shure B52A

              By dkrelic

              from NC

              Comments about Nady DM-90 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:

              I bought this as a backup. My sound man compared this mic to my Shure B52A during a sound check. With the same eq settings for both mics, the Beta did win the sound test but with some adjustments the Nady sounded just as good as the Beta. For the money and sound quality its a deal.

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