Yamaha SKRM-100 SubKickItem ID: SubKick
Sub-bass Transducer for Kick Drums and Bass Instruments Mounted in 10" Drum Shell
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Get the Low-Down Lows from Your Kick Drum!The Yamaha SKRM-100 SubKick will transform the sound of your kick drums! This unique sub-bass transducer also works with other bass instruments.
Yamaha SKRM-100 SubKick at a Glance:
Picks up low end that normal mics can't
The idea behind the SubKick is ingeniously simple. Yamaha took a 6.5" speaker, mounted it in a 10" drum shell and reverse-wired it to an XLR jack to convert the speaker diaphragm into a microphone diaphragm. This huge diaphragm allows the SubKick to pick up the low end that a normal microphone can't. And as a dynamic microphone it can handle extremely high SPLs.
Shock mounted in birch/mahogany shell with specially designed stand
Mounting the SubKick speaker into a drum shell focuses the sound to direct the signal into the diaphragm. It also protects the SubKick transducer from mechanical noise and damage. Plus, using a drum shell makes the SubKick easy to set up on the road or in the studio, and it looks great with any drum kit. The SubKick includes a tom mounting bracket attached directly to the shell. This mounts to a CL-940 ball clamp that slides into the base of a double braced Yamaha 800 series snare stand.
Offers many tonal options for kick drum miking
Placement and proximity have an effect on the sound captured by the SubKick system, so experiment with these variables to create a variety of tonal possibilities. Place the SubKick in front of the head hole or at varying distances from the head itself to produce variations in sound quality, volume and timbre. The SubKick offers great potential in both live performance and recording.
Effective in a variety of low-frequency miking situations
The design of the SubKick and the flexibility of the stand allows you to use it for a variety of applications in live or studio situations. Try the SubKick in conjunction with an internal microphone on bass drums and floor toms, djembe, bass guitar cabinets, pianos and more - your imagination is the only limitation!
Yamaha SKRM-100 SubKick Features:
Let the Yamaha SubKick capture the REAL lows of your kick drum!
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Reviewsbased on 9 reviews
by The caveman from Nashville, TNThis is apart of my go to miking set-up now. I use it on just about everything. I put this on the out side a RE20 45 degree angle outside the hole and a beta 91 inside about 6" from the batter head. T... read more [+]his setup works on everything from jazz to metal because I have my lows from the subkick, nice creamy mids from the RE20 and the attack from the beta. It is just beautiful thing. close [-]
August 12, 2009
Music Background: Recording Engineer
by Nate from Seattle,WAI agree with what Sean wrote below. I have the same mic setup for kick drum. D6 on the inside and Subkick on the outside. Any sound is atainable. Not much positioning needed, automatic sweet spot. It'... read more [+]s great not not have to use much compression or extreme equalization to get the low frequency punch that can at times seem so elusive. Alot of people say buying on of these is a waste of money and that you can build one of these yourself fairly easily. That has some truth, but this gives you a great mounting system as well instead of screws into two vertical brackets to position the speaker height. Aesthetically its much more pleasing as well, really makes the homemade ones look makeshift, sometimes people care about how things look so it's a nice side perk as well. close [-]
November 15, 2008
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Musician
by Jeff McRae from Fort Worth, TXBeing the production Mgr on a huge High end charity event that included not one, but three Disco legends and one of the engineers requested the SKRM-100. The backline company didn't have one in their... read more [+] inventory, so to make it easy I purchased one from my salesman at Sweetwater (Paul Rowan). My purchased arrived on time and worked perfectly. The sub-kick gave the engineer that low-end disco tone that he needed. Thanks to Paul and the entire staff at Sweetwater, for making it super easy and NO STRESS when a Professional Engineer needs to buy equipment and doesn't want to go thru the dog and pony show at some of the huge chain stores. close [-]
February 20, 2012
Music Background: Professional Audio Engineer (Live)
Best Kick Out Today
by Sean Edwards from Mesa, Az USAThis in combonation with a Audix D-6 is possibly the most versatile kick sound an engineer could possibly have. An amaizing peice of equipment.
June 29, 2007
Music Background: Student/Recording Engineer
A great augmentation for kick drum mic'ing
by Ron Perron from Denver, COWe used the SKRM-100 in addition to good mics and great preamps on our latest 11 song recording session. Our favorite combination was the SubKick and an Audix D-6. We also tried it with a Neumann U... read more [+]-87, an AKG D-112 and one or 2 other mic's. The D-6 was the best combination we found for kick. It really enhanced the big woof on the bottom. close [-]
July 6, 2011
Music Background: Bassist, recordist, semi-professional (which means I make money doing this, just not enough to support my lifestyle).
Jordan, Marquette, MI
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