More Drums, Less Room
This mic's tighter polar pattern helps focus on the drums without exaggerating the sound of the room.
The Roswell Mini K47 sounds fantastic on drum overheads. Hear for yourself in these three clips -- three drummers, three rooms, three great-sounding kits:
The Mini K47's natural polar response is slightly narrower than Cardioid, especially at high frequencies. This helps focus the mic on the drums, not the room.
The mic's "K47" capsule has a presence bump in the upper midrange, which helps bring definition to toms and snare while naturally attenuating cymbal wash.
The above video is an excerpt from The Weight session. Listen to the low end on the initial floor tom hit. The Mini K47s were set up in a Glyn Johns array, in a small but live-sounding iso booth.
The full-range response of these mics makes it a viable choice to record drums with just 2-3 microphones, avoiding the setup time, complexity, and phase challenges of close-miking every individual drum.
The Roswell Mini K47 at a glance:
Here is another drum overhead demo, including a comparison to a popular SDC mic:
Mini K47 Testimonials
- When we put the Roswell Mini K-47s up and had a listen, we were stunned. They have a smooth detailed sound, without being overly bright. The Mini K47 is warm, and don't sound inexpensive. It is a true "no-brainer" for anyone who is looking for a great mic at a great value.
- Ross Hogarth, Grammy Award Nominated Engineer and Producer
- The Mini K47s have such a great balanced top end. They are my go-to mics for drum rooms and acoustic guitars.
- Geoff Neal, Sunset Sound
The Mixdown Online Review
Chris Selim of Mixdown Online tried the mics on vocals, guitar, and drums, and named the mic the best mic under $300. Here's his drum clip:
Hear the Mini K47 on guitar cab, bass, and drum overheads in this incredible version of Little Wing.
Detailed Product Information
Find a full description of the circuit design, components, and specifications on the Mini K47 product page.