Just Plug the Earthworks KP1 KickPad into the mic line feeding your favorite cardioid kick drum mic and you will experience an incredible "instant kick drum sound" that is exactly repeatable, every time. The KickPad can also be used for vocals and bass. This will work with any device that has a 3-pin XLR. The KickPad is a passive device (requiring no Phantom Power) that can be used with either condenser or dynamic microphones. It works for both recording and live performance applications.