DPA 4055 condenser kick drum microphone has an open cardioid polar pattern with flat frequency response and ability to handle very high SPLs.
4055 takes the traditional concept of a kick drum mic and turns it on its head – no more pre-tailored sound – now you can take sound design back into your own hands.
Not only does the position inside or outside the kick drum give you different sounds but working with the angles of the microphone just outside the hole will deliver nuances of the drum sound. No matter what sound preference you have, the 4055 captures the true sound of a kick drum, whether it is used in classic, jazz, rock or any other genre.
The 4055 is placed in a large, robust housing and there is wind damping foam just in front of the capsule, behind the grille. A specially-designed shock mount also suspends the capsule inside the housing to avoid vibrations from the stage. The shock mount together with the extra wind damping ensures that the 4055 captures only the source.
It is easy to position, either inside or outside the drum. The unique asymmetric design makes it quite easy to place the mic through the drum hole without ripping the front resonator skin.