The DPA 4055 kick drum microphone has been optimized to pick up the true sound of the kick/bass drum. This microphone delivers the renowned DPA sound, clarity and linear frequency response, both on axis and off axis. The low frequency response, dynamics and high-level capabilities of this mic are superb and result in a very tight, natural, well-defined sound.
The 4055 is one of the only kick drum mics that is not sonically pre-tailored to fit a traditional sound in a specific genre. Its performance allows a professional sound designer to create the exact sound they are listening for, regardless of the music genre. Want more attack? Slide the 4055 into the bass drum and point it directly at the beater. For a super-low-end sound, place the 4055 at the hole, just on the outside of the front head. Here, the level of sub and lows are represented the most.
Not only does the position inside or outside the kick drum give you different sounds but working with the angles of the microphone just outside the hole will deliver nuances of the drum sound. No matter what sound preference you have, the 4055 captures the true sound of a kick drum, whether it is used in classic, jazz, rock or any other genre.
The 4055 is placed in a large, robust housing with wind damping foam just in front of the capsule, behind the grille. A specially-designed shock mount also suspends the capsule inside the housing to avoid vibrations from the stage. The shock mount together with the extra wind damping ensures that the 4055 captures only the source.
• Picks up the clear, true sound of the kick drum
• Flat frequency response so you can shape the sound your way
• Built tough to withstand rough use on the live stage
• Asymmetric design for easy placement inside or outside