Designed for use with kick drums, floor toms, tympani, or other large drums where low-frequency energy is critical and SPLs are high, the sE Electronics V Kick is the most compact and versatile bass drum microphone in its class. The V Kick’s integrated swivel joint allows flexibility of placement, and its purpose-built capsule delivers a sonic character specifically tailored for bass drums. Further shaping of the sound is facilitated by two switches on the rear the microphone. Sweetwater’s advice: From Classic punch to Modern edge, the sE Electronics V KICK delivers the kick drum sound you’re going for, in any music genre.
The V KICK: Unbeatable punch & impact, with four custom voicings to cover any sonic need.
From big band to metalcore, the V KICK has got you covered.
The V KICK is the most compact and versatile drum microphone in its class, intended for use with kick (bass) drums and other sources such as miking bass guitar speaker cabinets, floor toms or other large drums where low-frequency energy is of the utmost importance. Its integrated swivel joint allows for any required mic placement, and its specialized capsule provides a sound character tailored specifically for kick drums, which can be further shaped with the use of two switches on the rear side of the microphone. From warm and classic to modern and aggressive, the V KICK gives you any kick drum sound you need.
From classic to modern:
Four switchable sonic voicings.
Two switches on the rear side of the V KICK allow you four different sound settings, great for tailoring the sound for your specific project – and ideal for live shows with multiple bands and short changeovers. And since they’re on the back of the mic, these switches are still accessible even if the V KICK is placed inside a kick drum.
With the V KICK, you can always make the right choice with just a single microphone.
The most compact kick drum mic on the market.
The V KICK’s extremely low profile allows for effortless placement outside or inside a kick drum, and its integrated swivel joint allows for easy positioning inside (through the drum head port) or outside the kick drum.
Unique, patented integrated capsule suspension
The V KICK’s advanced internal capsule suspension efficiently decouples the capsule from mechanical vibration, isolating it from shocks & jolts and eliminating the need for an external shock mount.
All-metal housing & spring steel grille with gold XLR connector
The V KICK’s road-ready chassis is all metal, with no fragile plastic parts. The chassis’ high quality, highly durable die-cast zinc alloy is designed to hold up under on-stage stress for years, the spring steel mesh grille is dent-proof and corrosion-free for perfect reliability, and the tightening knob for the swivel mount maintains a rock-solid hold on the V KICK in any position.
Plus, the V KICK’s gold-plated XLR connector ensures a loss-free and reliable signal connection for years to come.
The red internal windscreen efficiently reduces unwanted popping, plosives and wind noise – and in case you prefer a more visually subtle black windscreen, we have also included one as a standard accessory.
Knurled nut for other mounting accessories
Some popular drum mic mounting systems (such as the LP®Mic Claw) include a knurled nut to secure the mic in position. However, these third-party nuts may partially block the XLR connector on the V KICK due to its extremely space-efficient design – so we have included a knurled nut with a smaller outer diameter to solve this problem for you.