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Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit

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The 4 microphones in the Digital Reference DRK4 Drum Microphone Kit are optimized for every type of drum. Proper recording dictates a specific miking...Click To Read More About This Product

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A simple, affordable mic kit with 4 mics optimized for a variety of drums and 3 universal mounts.

The 4 microphones in the Digital Reference DRK4 Drum Microphone Kit are optimized for every type of drum. Proper recording dictates a specific miking technique for each drum in your kit and these Digital Reference microphones provide the quality punch, detail, and clarity you want whether on stage or in the studio. The mics' low-profile design results in minimum visibility, while integral stand mounts offer a wide array of placement options. Now your entire drum kit can sound great each and every time no matter where you are. Digital Reference includes a durable hardshell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments and built in handle with the DRDK4 drum microphone set.

FEATURES
  • 1 DR-K100 kick drum mic with clip
  • 3 DR-ST100 snare/tom mics with clips
  • 3 Universal drum mounts
  • Durable carrying case with protective foam insert
  • DR-K100
    • Deep bass reproduction with articulate snap captures the attack and tone of any kick from jazz to rock
    • All-metal construction with rugged mesh grille
    • Includes custom mic clip with articulating pivot for exact placement
    • Integrated male XLR connector
    DR-ST100
    • Captures the snap and sizzle of snare hits and rim shots; provides plenty of punch for toms
    • Compact size with all-metal construction and rugged mesh grille
    • Includes custom mic clip with articulating pivot, and universal rim mount for exact placement
    • Integrated male XLR connector

    Order this budget-friendly drum mic today!

    SPECIFICATIONS
    DR-K100
    • 50Hz - 10kHz frequency response
    • 300? output impedance
    DR-ST100
    • 50Hz - 15kHz frequency response
    • 600? output impedance
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    by PowerReviews
    Digital ReferenceDRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (8)
    • Performances (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (6), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great mics for a even better price!!

    Great mics! Dont get fooled by the price.. Its an amazing set for recording and live.. Remember back in the days that LCD tv's used to be thousands and thousands of now...Read complete review

    Great mics! Dont get fooled by the price.. Its an amazing set for recording and live.. Remember back in the days that LCD tv's used to be thousands and thousands of now its a couple of hundreds. Same thing with this mics, small, good price and does the job!!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Best value in this price range by far.

    Bought this to mic toms for my drummer's kit for recording. Already have good overheads, a better kick mic, a better snare mic, and a room mic. These are merely for adding...Read complete review

    Bought this to mic toms for my drummer's kit for recording. Already have good overheads, a better kick mic, a better snare mic, and a room mic. These are merely for adding punch.

    I'm putting the kick drum mic on the floor tom. It's actually really nice for that if your drummer uses a 4 tom set and uses his floor tom quite a bit. It's not quite as punchy as the other mics, but it has better low end response, which is perfect.

    The other mics sound pretty good. They're not Nashville studio quality, but they're easily better than what most people were recording with in their basements even just 5 years ago.

    With all the advancements in microphone technology, mid-range/mid-budget brands like Shure are really going to have to rethink their strategy when a MF/GC house brand can sound almost as good if not just as good at a much lower price.

    The only real complaint I have is the mounting clips. They're not super sturdy. But if you're not touring with them, and your drummer doesn't hit them constantly, and you take care of your gear and keep everything in the hardshell case when not in use, they should hold up pretty well. They have just enough spring in them to not shake and sound awful while recording, and are just rigid enough to get a good sound without eventually breaking from the vibrations of the drums. But they are plastic and not a very high quality plastic.

    I can't give it 5 stars because it's not top of the line for sound, but very much above average, so it loses a star for that and for the clips. Otherwise these are a very very solid purchase at the price. You could do much worse.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great mics for a even better price!!

    By Ballatotal

    from New jersey

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

      Great mics! Dont get fooled by the price.. Its an amazing set for recording and live.. Remember back in the days that LCD tv's used to be thousands and thousands of now its a couple of hundreds. Same thing with this mics, small, good price and does the job!!!

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Quality + Price = Unbeatable

      By midwest_muse

      from Illinois

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

          If you are doing home demos, or looking for drum microphones that won't break the bank, consider Digital Reference. The quality and sound you receive for such a low price is unbelievable. This buy is a win-win..try them, it is worth it for that price.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Sound excellent price

          By JohnjaMatic

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent deal
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wish it had one more mic

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

          I was very surpised with the great sound I was able to acheive with these microphones. The price made me weary but I am very glad I made this purchase!!!!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Best value in this price range by far.

          By AXington

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

            Bought this to mic toms for my drummer's kit for recording. Already have good overheads, a better kick mic, a better snare mic, and a room mic. These are merely for adding punch.

            I'm putting the kick drum mic on the floor tom. It's actually really nice for that if your drummer uses a 4 tom set and uses his floor tom quite a bit. It's not quite as punchy as the other mics, but it has better low end response, which is perfect.

            The other mics sound pretty good. They're not Nashville studio quality, but they're easily better than what most people were recording with in their basements even just 5 years ago.

            With all the advancements in microphone technology, mid-range/mid-budget brands like Shure are really going to have to rethink their strategy when a MF/GC house brand can sound almost as good if not just as good at a much lower price.

            The only real complaint I have is the mounting clips. They're not super sturdy. But if you're not touring with them, and your drummer doesn't hit them constantly, and you take care of your gear and keep everything in the hardshell case when not in use, they should hold up pretty well. They have just enough spring in them to not shake and sound awful while recording, and are just rigid enough to get a good sound without eventually breaking from the vibrations of the drums. But they are plastic and not a very high quality plastic.

            I can't give it 5 stars because it's not top of the line for sound, but very much above average, so it loses a star for that and for the clips. Otherwise these are a very very solid purchase at the price. You could do much worse.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Goog product for the low price.

            By Peter

            from Akron, Ohio

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

              I really satisfy with this product with the reasonable price!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great product for the price

              By Matty

              from Bridgeport CT

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

                  My percussionist bought this set of mikes for his congas and bongos. At first
                  I was skeptical because I didnt know the brand name. They sound very clear and accurate. we have played over two hundred shows with them and they sound very good. my only negative would be the plastic clips that they came with, to attach the mikes to the congas broke the first week. So I went out and got 4 LP metal clips and it solved the problem.

                   
                  4.0

                  they make a difference

                  By MCL

                  from Longmont, CO

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

                    I got these because of the price. I wanted to try out a drum specific kit versus the few cheap mics I had on our studio kit. Well, at least they can be heard through the pa that they are going through. They are easy to attach to the drums. Durability will have to be seen, they've only been through one jam and the limited testing I did myself. They sound ok, but I wasn't expecting much for the price, so I'm happy with em.

                     
                    4.0

                    Good value

                    By Brian from St. Lucas

                    from Milwaukee WI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

                    I've owned a set of these for around 10 years. I got into an opportunity to provide live sound for an outdoor concert series, and had to assemble a rig on the cheap. This set {which is Audio Technica's value line) got me through dozens of shows. The cool claws are fragile, but handy and replaceable. The mounting rings broke on a couple mics, and I fashioned new ones from plumber's metal tape wrapped in vinyl tape. I like the kick mic for floor tom, djembe, cajon and bass amps. I use a sennheiser on the kick.

                     
                    4.0

                    Good quality for the price!

                    By Shaneanea

                    from Lexington, MI

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

                      This set will be used during outdoor venues to assure the bottom end is being heard properly.

                      (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Bought a day too early

                      By Larry

                      from undisclosed

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

                          Got the shaft by the Stupid deal of the day, the day after I purchased.

                           
                          5.0

                          Surprised with the sound.

                          By Om@r.

                          from Fort Worth, TX

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Performances

                            Comments about Digital Reference DRDK4 4-Piece Drum Mic Kit:

                            I bought this Drum Mic Kit because I was broke. The sold cheap so I have not much to lose. In the past I have own well known Drum Mics so I was
                            anxious to get to the gig and used this mics. To my surprise they delivered a pretty good sound. The drummer (a picky guy with his sound) was very happy with the results. I used them for live sound gigs, Now I will said this... I have not test the mics for recording so I can't comment on that.

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