Grit Drum and percussion microphone demo by Peterman

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because this is actually the beauty of

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the grid system is that you don't

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require any microphone stands or any

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complex arrangements there all this clip

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simply onto your drums so come come and

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check it out now let's have a look first

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at the triple headed kick drum mic now

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you'll notice this has three I'll take

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this off it has three microphone heads

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and what this does is it creates a much

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larger membrane but still with the

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definition of a single membrane it's a

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bit like a quad box for a bass player or

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guitarist it gives you a bigger speaker

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but feel the movement of a small speaker

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so you can see how simple this is to put

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on it just clips over the edge like that

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and and plugs in and you're basically

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ready to rock and roll with that bomb

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now if we go up here you see that Tom

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mics are very similar again they just

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clip on straight XLR feelings like that

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this slides up and down the neck

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depending on how long or short you want

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it depends how you playing is if you're

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a fairly accurate player you can

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probably leave them a little bit longer

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because there no danger of hitting them

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and point that head right down at a

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sweet spot in the center because that's

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where you want to focus on now if you

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find that you keep hitting it when

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you're playing you might have to shorten

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that back a bit and kind of point a bit

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from the side obviously the best sound

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is usually around the baths there on the

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side here you can see we've got the same

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microphone again this is dynamic

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microphone pointing at the crash cymbal

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so what we've done there is basically is

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the same torment snare mic but we just

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turn this around rather than pointing

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that way we are now pointing it at the

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crash cymbal and there is on the same

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with the with the ride cymbal over here

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we've just taken the same Tom and snare

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mic and just pointed it towards here

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gives us that little bit more

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flexibility if you want to really pick

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out that that symbol in the mix the

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snare we simply used a Donna make

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against a mass M s all the other marks

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there's no sneer anode microphone

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underneath the snare in this case you

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could do that if you want to there's

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absolutely no problem with that same

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microphone will clip underneath no

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problems at all and we also have the

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hi-hat microphone now this is quite

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interesting this has a different feeling

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but again very simple to use basically

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if you look at that here it comes up and

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it has a like a gooseneck I suppose that

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then points perfectly onto them onto the

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hi-hat and as this wedge system that

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clips in there so as we put that around

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the shaft of the hi-hat here we simply

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squeeze that wedge in give it a bit of a

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pinch and there it sits and we ready to

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create a recorder ready to perform live

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oh and I want to show you what we use

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for overhead microphones in this mix

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this is another revolutionary product

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this uses an electorate head which is a

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capacitor head condenser mic and they

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need power so they are powered through

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phantom power on the desk and again they

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simply click on to you Yotam mics and

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plug in to an XLR straightforward XLR

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there's nothing nothing funny about this

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strap over the XLR plug go

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your desk with the phantom power and it

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basically points to this side of the

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kids so that is picking up this side of

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the kid then I have another one over

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here on the other Tom that comes up here

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and that's picking up that side of the

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kid so that workers you over heads

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instead of having big microphone stands

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or mounting them in the ceiling like I

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have here you don't need to do that you

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can just put them on your Tom's and you

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got that the stereo separation and also

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you get the overall Kipp mix so with

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this setup you pretty much got it all

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covered there's there's nothing which

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you're missing out on here okay hi so we

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are now in the sound room and we're

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having a look at the recording we just

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did on the drums and you can see here we

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have the the eye tracks on Logic here we

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got the kick the snare the Tom we got

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the hats the crash cymbal the ride

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cymbal and the two overheads down the

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bottom there at this point we haven't

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really done anything to the tracks if

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you look over here you'll see we've done

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a little bit of a queuing on some of

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these especially the cymbal so let's

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look at the ride for instance you can

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see we've taken a little bit of the base

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of here from 200 down and then we cut

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the base off at about 50 and the slide

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boost is the 5 decibel boost that's

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around about 6400 I just thought doesn't

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get too muddy so let's have a let's have

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a bit of a listen here

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this is everything together obviously on

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the camera microphone it's not now this

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is Kiko only here in a second

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and if you can hear that on the camera

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but that is pretty fat and if we look at

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the so this is the kick drum here you'll

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see it's the frequencies go from below

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20 right up to a hundred here and then

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the tapers off towards the top but

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they're still there's still heaps of

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sound and you if you want a real clunk

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in there but the most at least on here

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it is where you want it the isolation is

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extremely good

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we listen to the snare here mainly

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getting the snare on the track there's

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always a little bit of hi-hat but that's

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not necessarily a bad thing

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hats on their own

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you sure cause we're not lists here we

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now at all and take a back of it so you

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can hear that house they're on their own

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track again fairly good isolation that's

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not it a lot of other things on that

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track the crash

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nice and clean the two overheads that

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sit at the front um they keep that is

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gonna capture the space to give it more

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airiness and again in the on the

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overhead so I've taken a lot of the the

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base art because it's not really

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necessary in the overheads because we

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could probably go back to there and then

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drop the drop down a little bit so

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they're still retaining in a little bit

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of of sound down there but nothing that

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interferes with the rest of the mix so

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I'll just do that with the other one as

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well do the same thing here we'll bring

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the the cut-off down to about 50 and

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then we'll just drop the shelf from a

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bottom layer down and that's clear

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enough to make some kids at the top so

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the video of the final mix I will put

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this mix onto the video and merge them

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together so you'll hear the real thing

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oh yeah make sure that when you listen

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to the video that you are the way

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headphones or you play it through some

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decent monitors because you really won't

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be able to to tell what these

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microphones sound like on you on your

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iPhone or iPad unless you've got some

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other device plugged into it and thanks

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for taking the time to watching this

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video and catch you at the website

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Cheers

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