Earthworks in Milford, New Hampshire, announces its newest drum microphones, including the DM20 DrumMic for close miking toms and snare, as well as several multi-microphone kits. Prices range from $419 to $2,999 street.
The new DM20 DrumMic is a precision engineered cardioid condenser microphone designed for close miking toms and snare in live performance and recording environments. Key features of the DM20 include a cardioid polar pattern, 150dB SPL rating, and a reported frequency response of 50 to 20k Hz.
Machined out of stainless steel, the DM20 is said to be capable of withstanding a stray stick hit. A right-angle microphone head allows the user to position the microphone precisely, while the stiff yet flexible gooseneck will stay put even with the most energetic drummer.
Each DM20 microphone ships with an RM1 RimMount for mounting the microphone directly on the rim of a snare or toms, eliminating the need for mike stands.
Also new to the line are the revamped CloseMic Kits, which package DM20 microphones with RM1 RimMounts, windscreens, and a rugged carrying case. The CMK4 comes with four DM20 microphones and accessories. The CMK5 comes with five DM20 microphones and accessories.
The DK7 DrumKit comprises seven microphones: four DM20 microphones for toms and snare, two SR25 microphones for overheads, and one specially engineered low-sensitivity SR20LS for the bass drum.
For more information, visit earthworksaudio.com.