The Snare Mic is our high SPL adaptation of the KM84 circuit and capsule, designed specifically for use on snare drums.
This microphone is also available as a DIY kit.
The microphone body is brass, plated in satin silver finish. The capsule is our own hypercardioid design. The circuit is handbuilt in California using premium electronic components, plus a custom-wound, US made output transformer.
The microphone includes a shockmount, spare elastics, and a zipper pouch.
These microphones are built to order in our US headquarters. Allow 3-5 business days for assembly, testing, burn-in, and final QC. Click here for the latest news about custom mic ordering times.
See also the recent videos from Jon Dette on Youtube.
I can't go on enough about this snare mic. I've had it for long enough to really hear it on several different snares and in both of our live rooms and two of our booths. Fantastic microphone. I don't even put the [common dynamic mic] up anymore.
- Wes Sheffield, FAME Recording Studios (Muscle Shoals, AL)
The snare mic was awesome! It's now my go-to for snare. No reason to use anything else. Very happy!
- Matt Boudreau, Working Class Audio
Charlie Waymire of Ultimate Studios Inc helped us beta-test the new SDC84 Snare Mic. The isolated snare track illustrates the full sound of the mic, which is not at all lacking in snap or attack despite the big lows and low-mids.