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Old 11-10-2012, 10:12 PM
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Default Re: Do KickPorts work?

Originally Posted by eastd View Post
I love using a KickPort - but most engineers don't mic them correctly. The sound wave is affected by using it so you want to mic what COMES OUT OF IT, NOT what's inside of it.

Micing a few inches back, maybe off axis slightly, is amazing. I feel it behind the kick and it is great on the stage. No affect on the tone of the drum and I can tune without adding extra stuffing in my kick. On my micro- Hip-Gig, I use a SuperKick2 with a KickPort2 and an EMPTY kick drum.
A great bit of information! Because i was thinking that the mic should be placed inside the port also!!

I bought a small knockoff version of the kickport, and it has still satisfied me! I have a clearn PS3 batter and ebony PS3 reso with no muffling and my 22x18 sounds beautiful! i've got a good attack, and a nice low end tone with a comfortable enough sustain to let my drum still sound alive!

It is about the perfect BD sound for me, however i do want to experiment using a PS4 batter..
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