DW Moon Mic

$ 399.99

THE MOON MIC

The Moon Mic features a patented, curved housing and specially-selected diaphragm that delivers warm, accurate bass response.  The revolutionary design captures the hard to retrieve resonant frequencies of any bass drum to create a complete tonal spectrum.  It's not just another bass drum microphone, it’s a Moon Mic.

  • Patented Radio Housing
  • Two color options
  • Included DW Stand and Mounting Bracket
  • Perfect for Studio and Live Applications
  • Excellent for Bass Drums, Floor Toms, and Bass Cabinets

WHAT IS IT?

A Moon Mic is an acoustic drum resonating head (skin) microphone! The Moon Mic will revolutionize the way you think about mic-ing an acoustic drum.  The Moon Mic microphone has a very large diaphragm that encompasses a large range of vibrations directly from the resonating head (skin).

Positioning the microphone from the center of the drum (LOWS) to the rim (HIGHS) gives you control.  Punch, sustain, and decay can be controlled by the distance between skin and microphone.
 
The Moon Mic is designed for kick drums or bass instruments with high SPL (sound pressure levels).  The Moon Mic specializes in low frequencies.
 
The Moon Mic DK27 microphone comes with a DW mounting stand, allowing the stability, durability, and versatility you've come to expect from DW.
 
No need for an Attenuator (Pad).  Moon Mic's low impedance, 250 ohms delivers a smooth signal.
 
The Moon Mic will receive a custom range of frequencies coming from the kick drum without heavy EQ, compression, or any other signal processing. +48V Phantom power not required to operate.

SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Response 20 to 15000Hz   |   Sensitivity (at 1kHz, open circuit voltage) -71dBV   |   Low Impedance 250 ohms   |   XLR Output Jack
 
Dynamic 8'' Diaphragm   |   Unidirectional   |   Cardioid   |   Inverter Switch   |   Customized Filter for Low-Frequency applications

High SPL (Sound Pressure Level)   |   Microphone Weight 3.5 lbs = 1.587 kg (not including stand)

DOME CAP

The dome cap has a sleek look, but also a number of functions:
 
1. House the diaphragm.
 
2. The microphone's curved relective surface, which houses the diaphragm is designed to diffuse undesirable sound waves (noise) by sending the sound waves in different directions.  This apparatus supports the Cardioid Polar Pattern. (see Figure #1)
 
3. Corrosive Resistant
 
4. Five vent holes in the cap accommodates the air movement from the diaphragm.
 
5. The Moon Mic’s interior back wall has a spherical shape.  A spherical shape has only one dimension and thus having a very strong resonant frequency capability.  The 8'' diaphragm is placed at the mouth of the cavity; this works very well together.  A spherical cabinet is capable of delivering an almost perfect frequency response. Click Here to download Larry Olsen's article (770KB PDF) on "Direct Radiator Loudspeaker Enclosures."
 
COLORS

The Moon Mic is now available in 2 color/finish options: Smooth Mirrored Chrome and Durable Textured Black Powdercoat.   All stands are chrome.

8" DIAPHRAGM

With an 8-inch diaphragm, dynamic moving coil, and a custom passive filter, the DK-27 microphone has an excellent signal to noise ratio.  The Moon Mic absorbs resonating true frequencies directly off the front head.  The large diaphragm recovers sub low frequencies with amazing tone clarity and "Attack".  The "Attack" and punch can be controlled by the size of the port hole sampling.
 
Sustain can be controlled by:
 
  A) Placement of mic closer to the rim;
  B) Distance, volume, and EQ relationship;
  C) Gate;
  D) Basic setup of the drum itself and muffling the head.