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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: DIY SUBKICK Reply with quote






For this job I sacrificed one two of the back speakers in my 87' honda accord. Housing and all. And a blue guitar cable. Haven't tried it on kick but it def picks up some sub frequencies!

And here is why I kept it in the housing the second time....


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made one of those awhile back. Don't really use it all that much. I made mine out of an old speaker in cabinet.

Odd that you're using a guitar cable--why not use a balanced cable? I think the impedance is going to be off if you want to use it like a mic.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Domo Kun!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running it through the DI. And it seems to be working right. Not too noisy or anything. I might modify it later.

I've seen people do it both ways, balanced and unbalanced. Yes, Domokun guards my studio. Its unfortunate that mainstream has caught on to domokun though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wanting to make one of those, but the way this guy did it at instructables.com with a drum shell, it looks fucking sweet:


http://www.instructables.com/id/SPKR-MiK--How-to-make-a-microphone-from-a-speaker/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be sweet, but I don't have an extra drum laying around haha.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the original Yamaha Subkick comes like that:



Certainly looks cool with a kit:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried fucking with a mix where the band had used a subkick. i didn't really find it useful.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to do a more complex miking for the drums on the new record I'll be working on. So I am upgrading my system to have 16 inputs instead of 8 inputs.

Things I still need before I start tracking

Sub Kick Mic
AKG 414 BXLS (So I'll have two total for room mics or overheads)
Shure SM-7
Aphex 142 converter
Cables and Stuff...

And more Pre's!

MOAAARRRR OUTBOARD GEAR MOAAARRRR
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH FUCK DO YOU KNOW WHO HAS 1 1/2 TWIN REVER SPEAKERS IN HIS CLOSET? ME. DO YOU KNOW WHO HAS 2 EXTRA DRUMS? ME.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tested it against my friends diy subkick. I get a really nice deep kick sound. Probably about somewhere in the 50-150 range. My friends was more resonate than mine. I still need to test it against the actual thing though.
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