Yamaha SKRM-100 SubKick Reviews4.2/5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
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from Nashville, TN
August 12, 2009Music Background:
Love itThis 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. This 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.
November 15, 2008Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Musician
AwesomeI 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'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.
from Fort Worth, TX
February 20, 2012Music Background:
Professional Audio Engineer (Live)
SKRM-100Being 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 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.
from Mesa, Az USA
June 29, 2007Music Background:
Best Kick Out TodayThis in combonation with a Audix D-6 is possibly the most versatile kick sound an engineer could possibly have. An amaizing peice of equipment.
from Denver, CO
July 6, 2011Music Background:
Bassist, recordist, semi-professional (which means I make money doing this, just not enough to support my lifestyle).
A great augmentation for kick drum mic'ingWe 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-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.
July 22, 2012
WAY too expensive!It's a good quality product. However, it's certainly not worth any where near $300. For a fraction of the cost you can get the EXACT same thing. All you need is a speaker, xlr cable, and a cheap piece of metal to stick the magnet to. The effect is the exact same! Because most people can find speakers laying around, essentially, you're looking at spending $15-$20 for an xlr cable. That's it!
from Los Angeles
August 1, 2005
BOOM!Two years before this was introduced into the market by Yamaha, I used an NS-10 speaker mounted in a snare stand. It was good but there was some eq-ing involved. Now, it's totally dialed in, no eq-ing needed. This is such good deal for what you are getting, and with say a D 112 inside giving you some more attack and blended with the Subkick....Best kick drum sound you could ever get. Oh yeah, my Mom likes it too!
February 1, 2005
Get the sound you wantGet the sound you want out of your kick drum with this. This mic is great sounding, easy to use, flexible and durable. It's basically the biggest dynamic mic you've ever used on a drum set. Experimenting with it's sound is easy- either move it closer or further away from your kick. Team it with another dynamic mic and mix the signals to get a huge, deep and full body and a tight smack from the beater. This is great for people who don't have the room acoustics or time to fiddle with more complicated setups. And those that do, you might want to switch. Sounds great, easy to use, priced right-- and you get the most amazing low end on a kick. Stop torturing your condensers on kick drums. its not the best way to learn how to mic kick drum, but if you want results, get it.
from College Station, TX
February 1, 2005
Great mic for not much doughThis is a great mic for kick druks. I use it along with a beta91 for both live sound and recording. I have been able to get serious low end thump that I just didn't have with the 91 alone. However this mic is great on anything that you want great low-end on. Stick it on a bass cab and feel the stage rumble. This is a great mic for the money, you won't go wrong with it.