Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad


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The Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad turns virtually any mic into a kick drum mic! Just plug the KP1 into the mic line feeding your favorite cardioid kick drum mic and you will experience an incredible instant kick drum sound.

The Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad helps you get a good kick drum sound, crucial to the sound of your modern music. Whether you're recording or performing live, you need the right combination of bottom end and beater attack without overloading or causing interference problems with the bass or synths. Now, even if you don 't have a kick drum-optimized mic, Earthworks has developed the KP1 KickPad, an affordable way to guarantee you'll get that sound!

The Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad solves a problem many small studios and live groups encounter: you have a limited number of available mics and can't fit the expense of a dedicated kick drum mic in your collection. With the Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad's easy connection you can take almost any mic and put it in front of the kick and get great sound! The Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad works with both dynamic and condenser mics and allows you to continue using them on any other application when you need them.

Earthworks is renowned for their premium-grade condenser microphone designs. They're used for critical recording and reference work in studios and concert halls around the world. When designing the Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad, Earthworks engineers turned their precision-tuned ears to all the qualities demanded in kick drum reproduction. The exclusive patent-pending technology in the Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad gives you optimized low-frequency response, clearly defined beater attack and tonally shaped output. With the Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad all you need to do is plug it into your kick drum line and you'll instantly hear improved sound.

Installing the Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad is easy. Just plug one end into your mic's XLR output and connect the other to the mic cable - that's all! The Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad doesn't need any settings, adjustment or power connection. It automatically goes to work, turning your mic into a kick-optimized performer. The Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad's slim barrel shape doesn't take up any rack space or stage space. Almost invisible, the Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad could be the "secret weapon" that will make your mixes stand out! Earthworks includes a Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad in their incredible DrumKit microphone set but now you can have one for yourself at a remarkably low price.

Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad Features

  • Turns virtually any mic into a kick drum mic!
  • Earthworks proprietary technology optimizes kick sound
  • Convenient in-line connection
  • In-line XLR kick drum mic optimization system
  • Delivers great kick sound and solves mix problems
  • Works on almost any mic - condenser, dynamic and ribbon
  • Easily plugs into mic cable
  • Helps you make the most of your mic collection

Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad Includes

  • Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad
  • 2 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Laurent Myter

    Top service, easy payment and fast delivery. It is a pleasure doing business with Front End Audio.

  • 3
    Useful… sometimes

    Useful to get more quickly the sound on the kick drum for live gigs. But you don't need this pad for studio work. The result is not as efficient with all microphones, I like it with D112 or RE20 but not with D6 for example.

  • 5
    An awesome kick drum tool live and recording
    jay matheson

    This thing really lives up to the hype.I've used it in quite a few situations.For a live sound guy it's a great secret weapon and for recording it's a great help with hard to record kick drums,even cheap ones!

What We Think


For a company predominantly known for their prestigious microphones, Earthworks also offers a few audio gadgets for specific instrumental niches; the Earthworks KP1 Kick Pad is one of them. Any drummer will agree that the kick drum is one of the most essential sounds to get right when recording in the studio or performing live. It truly has the ability to make or break a drum mix, if not an entire band’s mix. What we really appreciate about the KP1 is its versatility. This device not only can be used for a kick drum playing rock/metal music, but it can even come in handy for softer genres of music as well. Most will find that the Kick Pad is most helpful in live settings because time is typically of more essence. Its setup process is simple: connect it in between the XLR cable and the preamp. Thus, this can be extremely valuable to the drummer who has limited time to sound check for a live show. In a studio setting, this device thrives when a reliable, universal kick drum sound is desired.

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