The V KICK is the most compact and versatile drum microphone in its class, intended for use with kick (bass) drums and other sources such as miking bass guitar speaker cabinets, floor toms or other large drums where low-frequency energy is of the utmost importance. Its integrated swivel joint allows for any required mic placement, and its specialized capsule provides a sound character tailored specifically for kick drums, which can be further shaped with the use of two switches on the rear side of the microphone. From warm and classic to modern and aggressive, the V KICK gives you any kick drum sound you need.
Two switches on the rear side of the V KICK allow you four different sound settings, great for tailoring the sound for your specific project – and ideal for live shows with multiple bands and short changeovers. And since they’re on the back of the mic, these switches are still accessible even if the V KICK is placed inside a kick drum. With the V KICK, you can always make the right choice with just a single microphone.
The left-hand switch shapes the microphone’s overall voicing."Classic" provides a more traditional kick drum sound with a familiar low frequency punch and a warmer, more rounded sound. If a more contemporary, aggressive sound is desired, the "Modern" setting emphasizes the low end and high end (a "scooped" sound).
The right-hand switch specifically tailors the high-frequency character. "Classic" provides a typical bite in the upper midrange (presence boost) and a more rounded and familiar sound, while "Modern" provides an open, clear and transient-rich top end for a more contemporary, aggressive drum sound - ideal for metal and hard rock.
The DMC7 SB capsule is at the heart of the V KICK and has been custom-tuned for the very lowest and loudest tones. With aluminum being a much lighter material than the industry standard (copper), it delivers an open and transient-rich sound, with effortless capture of low frequency energy and punch. The midrange is also extremely balanced, supporting the natural resonances of percussive instruments. Excellent off-axis rejection helps isolate the kick drum from other sound sources, while supercardioid polar pattern allows you to easily tailor the bottom-end by adjusting the proximity effect.
sE Electronics V KICK Features
- Unbeatable punch and impact
- 4 switchable sonic voicings, from classic to modern
- Left-hand switch shapes mic's overall voicing
- Right-hand switch specifically tailors the high-frequency character
- Highly compact kick drum mic
- Uses DMC7 SB capsule
- Advanced internal capsule suspension
- All-metal housing and spring steel grille with gold XLR connector
- Internal windscreen
- V KICK dynamic drum microphone1
- Thread adapter1
- Zipper pouch1
- Spare black internal windscreen1
- Knurled nut (for 3rd party accessories)1
- sE logo sticker1
- Transducer TypeDynamic
- Polar PatternSupercardioid
- Frequency Range20 Hz - 19 kHz
- Output Impedance300 ohms
- Sensitivity0.2 mV/Pa (-69 dBV); 0.4 mV/Pa (-75 dBV)
- Connector3-Pin XLRM
- Height: 2.4"
- Length: 5.3"
- Weight: 16.5 oz (468 g)