The B-Band UKKO* Drum Contact Mic for the kick drum is a remarkable way to get a great sound from your drum consistently, conveniently, and with superior isolation. The kit consists of the UKKO DMK preamp, built with high-quality class-A electronics, and the UKKO DST1 Contact Mic for superb tone. The UKKO-K will work with any size kick drum.
B-Band UKKO designers have gone to great depths to engineer a mic system that sounds great and is able to blend in with the drum kit for ease-of-use. In keeping with the B-Band philosophy, UKKO is very lightweight and does not add any noticeable weight to the drum. UKKO is unobtrusive and gives your kit a sleek look without getting in the way when performing. Yet, even with these values, the UKKO contact mic is very durable and robust, and will endure rigorous touring.
The UKKO DST1 contact mic is produced with the same exclusive EMFit material that is used in all B-Band pickups and contact mics for acoustic instruments. Critically acclaimed and world-renowned, B-Band pickups and contact mics deliver absolute acoustic sound.
The DST1 contact mic has an adhesive back and mounts easily and discreetly on the inside of the drum shell near the batter head. The DST1 "lead" wire is simply fed through the drum air hole to the DMK preamp.
The UKKO DMK preamp is very compact in size, is chrome colored to match drum most hardware, has a XLR mic output, and is 48-volt phantom powered (phantom power can be provided from most PA mixers). No modifications to the drum are needed for installation.
The UKKO DMK is mounted at the air hole of the drum and is especially highly designed to not interrupt the flow of air as the drum breathes. The low size profile of the UKKO DMK preamp means that the drum can still be stowed in a case without removing the DMK. Please note that there is no rim mount available for the UKKO-K.
Inside the DMK preamp there are two mini switches that contour the sound for a choice of tone. One switch controls a -6dB Mid Cut at 330 Hz and the other a +6dB High Boost at 5 kHz.
If you have a hole cut to the front head or if there is no front head on the kick, this will make the UKKO kick mic sound thinner. We recommend having a solid head on the front. If you need a hole for an additional mic, we'd recommend cutting the hole as small as possible.
(* Patented, patents pending)
UKKO-K Kick Drum Contact Mic Features:
• Superior isolation of each drum with no bleed from other drums • Mounts to drum without modification • Reduces the need for audio gate effects • Ultra-quick setups. • Ready to go! There is no need to position mics or mic stands, just plug a standard XLR cable into the preamp and it's ready • The drum set will have a very clean look without the clutter of mics and stands