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Title: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91
Post by: Steven Leonard on September 13, 2011, 01:46:42 am
Anyone every tried this combo (Earthworks Kick Pad + Shure SM91)? I just got picked up a kickpad from a friend that wasnt using it. I am anxious to try it on the 91.

Anyone used this before? Experience?

Once I try it I will write some reviews on thoughts!

Steven
Title: Re: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91
Post by: Jordan Wolf on September 13, 2011, 08:48:08 am

Once I try it I will write some reviews on thoughts!

Please do!
Title: Re: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91
Post by: Steven Leonard on September 18, 2011, 09:46:36 pm
Please do!

Hey Jordan! Tried this combination out this weekend! It was pretty nice! Definitely only a starting point though for EQ. I still had to dial in a good amount of cut in the mids to get the Kick Drum to sound like what I think a kick should sound like!

Hope this helps!

Title: Re: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91 UPDATE
Post by: Steven Leonard on October 04, 2011, 12:27:56 pm
Hey Jordan! Tried this combination out this weekend! It was pretty nice! Definitely only a starting point though for EQ. I still had to dial in a good amount of cut in the mids to get the Kick Drum to sound like what I think a kick should sound like!

Hope this helps!


UPDATE: Got to try this out with a 22" kick this weekend and with a little eq the sound was the best kick drum sound I've ever put through my pa!  Loved it! Prob not for all situations but when it is right its right! Try it!
Title: Re: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91 UPDATE
Post by: Mark Long on October 11, 2011, 01:38:27 pm


UPDATE: Got to try this out with a 22" kick this weekend and with a little eq the sound was the best kick drum sound I've ever put through my pa!  Loved it! Prob not for all situations but when it is right its right! Try it!
Hi Steve,

Are you using the SM91 alone or pairing it with another mic on the reso head? Are just sitting on a pillow, blanket? How far from the head?
Title: Re: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91 UPDATE
Post by: Steven Leonard on October 12, 2011, 02:52:19 am
Hi Steve,

Are you using the SM91 alone or pairing it with another mic on the reso head? Are just sitting on a pillow, blanket? How far from the head?

Hey Mark! I was just using the SM91 alone inside the drum, on the pillow, about halfway in, with the cable jack pointing towards the resonant head.

I have used the SM91 in combo with others, but for the purpose of this experiment I wanted to see if I could get a good kick drum from a single SM91 + Kickpad. I loved it! On bigger Kick drums especially!
Title: Re: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91
Post by: John Chiara on October 23, 2011, 12:04:44 pm
Hey Jordan! Tried this combination out this weekend! It was pretty nice! Definitely only a starting point though for EQ. I still had to dial in a good amount of cut in the mids to get the Kick Drum to sound like what I think a kick should sound like!

Hope this helps!

Is that the correct preamp for the 91? I thought I had to replace one and was told the round inline versions sound different that the box versions.
Title: Re: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91
Post by: Steven Leonard on October 23, 2011, 11:52:59 pm
Is that the correct preamp for the 91? I thought I had to replace one and was told the round inline versions sound different that the box versions.

Hey John! I believe the box preamp is the original design before they switched to the inline ones. I got my SM91 used of craigslist so I dont know for sure. Now of course the new Beta 91a mics have no need for a inline preamp or box because it is built in! Better Design.

What I don't like the box is that the switch for Low Cut is very easily accidentally engaged!
(Note: Kick Drum does not sound good with a 10db Cut at 60hz!) haha

It would not surprise me if the inline preamps sounded different then the box ones.

Hope that helps!

Steven
Title: Re: Earthworks Kick Pad with SM91
Post by: Ryan O John on January 27, 2012, 07:53:42 pm
Anyone every tried this combo (Earthworks Kick Pad + Shure SM91)? I just got picked up a kickpad from a friend that wasnt using it. I am anxious to try it on the 91.

Anyone used this before? Experience?

Once I try it I will write some reviews on thoughts!

Steven

I've actually been using this for a while now.  For some kicks (22s and some 20s) it's the best natural kick sound i've heard right off the bat, that said, it still takes some tweaking (tends to be a bit boomy around 160-180 to me), but it's way closer than any one mic has ever been for me.