- Combination boom-stand base and vibration isolator
- Eliminates disruptive resonance from the microphone stand
- Improves transient response of the microphone
- Makes getting the sound you want fast and mixing easier
The KickStand is a heavy microphone boom-arm isolator
that combines a massive stabilizing base with an isolation pad to
eliminate resonance from the stage, drum riser and studio floor from
entering the microphone.
A common problem with bass guitar and kick drum is
resonance on a live stage. This is generally caused by low frequencies
coupling with the wood flooring which will combine with the instrument
at certain frequencies and generate unwanted peaks and valleys.
Another problem is the physical vibration from the kick
drum pedal and low-end from the PA system that causes the drums to
rattle and transmit through the drum riser. Microphones that are near
these sources are prone to picking up these unwanted sounds. The
KickStand helps eliminate the problem by decoupling the microphone
stand from the stage while introducing a stabilizing mass to hold the
microphone firmly in place.
The design begins with a thick, high-density open cell
acoustic foam isolation pad that covers the entire bottom plate. An
innovative laser cut steel platform is 'wedge' shaped to eliminate
standing waves while offering sufficient height to allow a boom-arm to
be articulated into the ideal position. The isolation eliminates the
resonance while the added mass stabilizes the microphone capsule for
greater clarity and improved transient response.
Although originally developed for bass drum, the
KickStand is very effective on electric guitar, bass and other
instruments that generate low frequencies or may be subject to floor
resonance from entering the mic via the microphone stand.