The Heil HDK-7 Drum Microphone Kit includes everything you will need to record all drums & cymbals, and it also is an incredible collection of mics to best capture live drum performances. Given the heart of any drum kit is the kick drum, your heart will beat strong & true through the PR 48. The PR 48 has a very large 1.5” diaphragm suspended in a vulcanized rubber mounting to eliminate unwanted vibrations. You will hear the beater like never before and you’ll soon realize this is the true sound of your kick drum; the way it should sound. Great SPL protection, plus superior side & rear noise rejection keeps the natural drum sound intact, with frequencies dropping off at 8.5k Hz to further assure the elimination of unwanted internal drum ringing. The HDK-7 includes [two] award winning PR 22’s for flawless snare or tom mic’ing, and also [two] PR 28’s for tom, snare, djembes, congas and more. There are also [two] PR 30B’s to capture cymbals, and/or for overhead mic’ing. The microphones in the HDK-7 are all dynamic mics that sound like condensers and ribbon mics, but have extreme tolerance and SPL protection, with immaculate separation and articulation. The HDK-7 comes with two (patent pending), HH-1 mounts to place mics on the rim or the hoop mount for solid, secure, mic placement. The complete HDK-7 kit comes in an (included), beautiful black hard-shell carrying case. Rock on, jazz it up, or bang your head…with the best drum mics available.
The Heil HDK Drum Kit Series is a culmination of over 2 years spent on the road with leading drummers. They gave us their ideas, their dreams and their needs which we turned into reality. Every component of a drum kit needs special attention when it comes to reproducing the sound accurately. There are many drum microphones out there but the artists that helped design the Heil drum microphones wanted more accuracy, not just level. Each one of them were tired of little plastic toys that did not reproduce well. They all agreed, after hearing and using the new technologies of the Heil drum microphones, that they had never heard this level of quality reproduction. The PR 48 kick drum microphone starts with our 1.5” large diaphragm dynamic element sealed in a vulcanized shock mount and fed with a specially designed low pass filter that creates a 10 dB rise from 60 to 100 Hz. – right where the kick drum resonates. We then stay out to 7.5 kHz and drop off drastically to eliminate any unwanted internal sounds. The total frequency response is 30 Hz - 8.5 kHz (4dB rise @ 4500Hz). Its rear rejection is -40dB @ 180° off axis. It can handle +148dB SPL. The large diaphragm end fire PR 30B is used for overhead cymbal microphone. Because of its -40 dB side and rear rejection it is perfect for an ‘Underhead’tm cymbal microphone which then exhibits tremendous transient and frequency response of the cymbals. The PR 30B can handle + 146 dB SPL with a frequency response of 40 Hz - 18 kHz. The PR 28 is the premier drum microphone designed for toms, snares, bongo and many other applications The tight cardioid pattern with a wide frequency response and stellar rear rejection makes the PR 28 suitable for many other applications. A unique dual suspension system between the actual dynamic element and the grill and body reduce unwanted vibrations. The PR 28 has a frequency response of 55Hz - 18kHz (3dB rise @3500Hz). Its rear rejection is -35dB @ 180° off axis. It can handle +148dB SPL. The PR 22 is second to none for snare drum and hi hat. The huge rear rejection, focused front pattern and slight frequency rise exactly where the snare resonates makes a Heil PR 22 the perfect microphone for snare and hi hats. The PR 22 has a frequency response of 50 Hz - 18 kHz (-55dB @ 1000Hz). Its rear rejection is -30dB @ 180° off axis. It can handle +142dB SPL. The HH-1 mounts (patent pending) are provided as the tom mounts of the PR 28. The HH-1 is a unique mount that is fully adjustable so you can mount on the rim or one of the mounting hoops of the tom drum.