Introducing KICK, A Sub-Frequency Mic From Avantone
Back with a vengeance
Sub-frequency microphones such as the discontinued 'SubKick' have been used in major studios to great effect over the past 2 decades to bring an additional dimension of ‘boom’ to instruments, particularly with kick drums and bass cabinets.
Find your subsonic signature
Installed within KICK's real wooden drum shell is a transducer powered by Avantone’s revered AV10 white cone driver technology, modelled on original NS10M drivers of the 1990s. The resulting sound features a classic, beautifully low frequency signature boost which adds depth to any bass-heavy source such as bass guitar, low register brass, double bass, timpani and of course kick drums.
Designed for both studio and stage use, the KICK also ships with a doubled braced drum stand for convenient positioning next to sources. Results will vary depending on the direction and proximity to sources so it’s always best to try a few spots to find the perfect sound.
Whilst KICK is capable of capturing a healthy amount of material, its focus is primarily in the lower end of the frequency spectrum. As such Avantone recommend pairing the KICK with a standard dynamic kick drum microphone to capture a fuller range or, as they put it, the ’snap’ as well as the ‘boom.'
Coming soon to the UK
KICK will begin shipping in June of 2020 and will be available through all authorised UK dealers. To find your nearest Avantone Pro retailer contact our pro audio sales team.