British microphone company Sontronics has launched its new DrumPack and DrumPack Plus microphone sets, designed to deliver results in the studio and on stage.
Pulling together Sontronics’ DM-series condenser mics designed specifically for kick, snare and tom toms, the five-piece DrumPack and seven-piece DrumPack Plus represent a saving of over 30 per cent on buying the mics individually.
Sontronics DrumPack comprises a DM-1B for kick drum, a DM-1S for snare and three DM-1T mics for toms packaged together with four mic clips in a rugged ABS flightcase. It will retail for £599 inc. VAT.
The Sontronics DrumPack Plus includes the DM-1B, DM-1S and three DM-1T plus two Sontronics STC-10 pencil condenser mics for use as overheads or for miking solo percussion. The DrumPack Plus will retail for £739 inc. VAT.
The DM-series microphones were developed over a three-year period by Sontronics’ founder Trevor Coley alongside top drummers and producers. Each mic was specifically designed to accurately capture the characteristics of each element of a drumkit from the snap of the snare to the resonance of the toms and the booming thump of the kick.
Since their launch, the DM-1B, DM-1S and DM-1T have found themselves on the studio and touring kits of top drummers including Dave Grohl, Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer, Muse’s Dom Howard and many others.