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Earthworks KickPad Mic Level Kickdrum Processor

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The Earthworks KickPad is a pad/EQ processor for all cardioid mics used to attenuate kick drums. Just plug the KickPad into the mic line feeding your...Click To Read More About This Product

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The prescription for "instant kick drum sound."

The Earthworks KickPad is a pad/EQ processor for all cardioid mics used to attenuate kick drums. Just plug the KickPad into the mic line feeding your favorite cardioid bass drum mic and you will experience an incredible "instant kick drum sound" that is exactly repeatable, every time. This is a real time saver that will work with any cardioid microphone that is used for kick drum. The KickPad is a passive device (requiring no phantom power) that can be used with either condenser or dynamic cardioid microphones. It will provide fantastic results for both recording and live sound applications.


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Seems to do what it says

By DrummerDave-HlAxa

from Phoenix, AZ

I have been using this in-line between my AKG D112 mic and the mixing board for about a year now. No complaints. We have been able to run our bass drum EQ flat and gotten a pretty good kick drum sound. Recently, I tried recording with it and had the same experience.In conclusion: To get the absolute best sound you will have to tweek your EQ a bit. But for a quick setup and guaranteed decent Kick sound with minimal effort, IT ROCKS!

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Hey, it seems to work.

By ThatGuy-hDYXI

from Buffalo, NY

Had band practice yesterday and plugged in the Kickpad for the first time. It's a solid, well-made piece. Can't imagine that much could go wrong with it.After plugging it in to a Shure Beta52 --> Mackie ONYX 1620 (there's also a Presonus ACP-88 on the channel inserts for compression) and placing it in the bass drum, I set the eq on that channel (which I normally have tweaked for the bass drum) flat. Turned up the fader and adjusted the compression a tad to give it that nice punch while the drummer pounded away. First impression on the sound... the Kickpad really did the trick, and nicely.It was effortless to get a very good kick sound, and it sat in the mix really well. I had some doubts when I first read about it, but it works pretty well.Not sure how flexible it is yet, since I've only spent one practice with it (and about 2 minutes of setup), but I'm looking forward to messing around with it some more and trying it on some different kick drums. For that reason I can't give it a perfect rating yet.At first I thought it was a tad overpriced... though it does seem to be a pretty decent time-saver, so then again, maybe not. I think I'd definitely pick up another if I lost this one.

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