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Earthworks DK50/R
Earthworks DK50/R
 
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Earthworks DK50/R Premium DrumKit System for Recording

The Earthworks DK50/R DrumKit System (Recording Version) is Earthworks' premier kit for capturing the sound of the drum kit as a whole unit.

Earthworks DK50/R Premium DrumKit System (Recording version) Details

The Earthworks DK50/R DrumKit System (Recording Version) is Earthworks' premier kit for capturing the sound of the drum kit as a whole unit. Earthworks High Definition Microphones will provide a substantially better drum sound than conventional microphones. The DrumKit Series three-microphone systems provide a more cohesive and unified drum sound. You"?ll hear more attack, more subtle detail and a more pristine quality in the sound than with any other microphones. The Earthworks drum microphones capture every nuance of sound from each piece of the drum set with such an exceptional clarity and cohesiveness, which make it sound like a live set of drums, not a bunch of pieces.

Earthworks DK50/R Premium DrumKit System (Recording version) Features

  • Improved impulse response for faster and more accurate transients
  • Shorter diaphragm settling time to prevent quieter attacks from being blurred by earlier loud attacks
  • Extended frequency response to 30 kHz to capture a crisper and more realistic image
  • Near perfect polar patterns that remain even across all frequencies and at any position within the pattern
  • More cohesive drum sound
  • Hear more attack and subtle detail
  • Increased detail and dynamic range
  • Versatile, multi-use mics
  • Mics are protected in a high impact case
  • Fast setup and teardown
  • A matched pair of QTC50s for overheads
  • 1 SR30 for kick drum
  • 1 Earthworks KickPad
  • 1 stainless steel windscreen
  • 3 foam windscreens
  • 3 Earthworks LevelPads
  • Comes housed in a Zero/Halliburton carrying case

Earthworks DK50/R Premium DrumKit System (Recording version) Includes

  • 2 - QTC50 Omni Condenser Microphones
  • 1 - SR30 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • 3 x LevelPads
  • 1 x KickPad
  • 1 x Stainless Steel Windscreen for SR30
  • 3 x Foam Windscreens
  • 3 x Microphone Clips
  • 1 x User"?s Manual with DrumKit Brochure and Demo CD
  • 1 x Zero/Halliburton DrumKit case

Earthworks DK50/R Premium DrumKit System (Recording version) Specifications

  • Specifications for the Earthworks QTC50

    • Frequency Response: 30Hz to 30kHz +/- 1/-3dB
    • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
    • Sensitivity: 30mV/Pa (-30.5dBV/Pa)
    • Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA
    • Peak Acoustic Input: 142dB SPL
    • Output: XLR (Pin 2 +)
    • Minimum Output Load: 600 Ohms between pins 2 and 3
    • Noise: 22dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
    • Dimensions (L x D): 219mm x 22mm (9 x .860 inches)
    • Weight: 225g (0.5 lb)
  • Specifications for the Earthworks SR30

    • Frequency Response: 30Hz to 30kHz +/- 1/-3dB
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dBV/Pa)
    • Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA
    • Peak Acoustic Input: 145dB SPL
    • Output: XLR (Pin 2 +)
    • Minimum Output Load: 600 Ohms between pins 2 and 3
    • Noise: 22dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
    • Dimensions (L x D): 212mm x 22mm (8.4 x .860 inches)
    • Weight: 225g (0.5 lb)

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What We Think - Earthworks DK50/R Review

"Earthworks really has something special when it comes to capturing the drum kit as a whole, and the Earthworks DK50/R DrumKit System (Recording Version) is their premier kit for the minimalist. My experience with the kit resulted in a sound that captures and features the room as an element to be balanced via placement and distance against the kit. Distance = Depth. But there is something particularly special about using this style of capsule when recording... well, anything actually. Due to the extremely small diaphragm, you get about as accurate of a representation of the actual sonic waveforms within the space as possible since the diaphragm moves more as a whole instead of sections moving more than others and the need for paying such close attention to head tension adjustment - akin to tuning a drum - as you do with large diaphragm condensers. So, the Earthworks mics produce transients that are accurate and undistorted. This results in an increased perceived depth in the recording. However, this design isn't without some drawback. Since the micro diaphragm design doesn't produce tons of signal on it's own, the on-board amplifier has to produce more level to push down the line to present to the microphone preamp. The result is an increase in noise. This isn't a deal-breaker, however. I think you'll find it actually pleasing and comforting when you're recording to digital since it acts as a little bit of subliminal 'glue' to the audio during very quiet passages. Still, it is worth considering a preamplifier with low-noise specifications. However, I tend to prefer transformer balanced inputs and outputs in a preamp since they can help to take the edge off the sound from being 'hard' and help reduce any possible line-induced noise or hum. But when it's all said and done, the Earthworks DK50/R DrumKit System (Recording Version) is a fantastic way to go when you have made the investment in getting your skills and drum kit performing as well as possible at the source. The DK50/R DrumKit System is perhaps one of the best ways to capture your performances as a whole and cohesive picture. But don't just take my word for it. If you have a discriminating ear for detail, then you should hear it for yourself, right off the bat."

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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