Gino Robair of the Electronic Musician tested the flagship drum microphone kit DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 and compared it to seven other drum mic kits.

Summary: "The first thing you’ll notice in this pack of seven mics is that the DTP 640 REX for the kick has both a condenser and a dynamic element. If that weren’t cool enough, it includes switchable EQ curves—Enhanced This images shows the capsules of the DTP 640 REX dual element microphoneFrequency Response (EFR)—which changes the output characteristics of each element, and a pad switch with –10 and –20dB settings.

With both elements flat (no EFR), the condenser gives you a punchy kick, with sharper transients and greater dimensionality than a dynamic, while the dynamic element provides that weighty thump that you want for rock. The first EFR setting boosts the dynamic element’s low-end and presence response but leaves the condenser untouched. The second EFR setting essentially acts as a lowpass filter on the condenser element and a highpass on the dynamic, which makes the most sense when both elements are mixed together. [...]

The MTP 440 DM cardioid dynamic is intended for the snare and the three diminutive, supercardioid DTP 340 This image shows all microphones included in the DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 drum packageTT mics are for toms. The tom mics are easy to position, offer remarkable side and rear rejection, and provide a round, warm sound. The MTP 440 DM has a focused frequency response and the least amount of proximity boost of the dynamic snare mics in this article.

The LCT 340 small-diaphragm condensers have removable capsules, with cardioid and omni caps included. The overall output of these in overhead position was about 5dB lower than the other condensers here, but they captured the sparkle of the cymbals in a remarkably smooth way (when compared at equal gain to the other mics). [...]

All told, the DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 is a great deal for the money."



DTP 340 TT Teaser
DTP 340 TT

Tom and percussion microphone for transient-rich and punchy sound.

DTP 640 REX Teaser
DTP 640 REX

Dual-element kick drum microphone with switchable sound characteristics. Suitable for all bass-heavy applications.

DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Teaser
DTP Beat Kit Pro 7

Professional 7-piece drum mic kit with one kick mic, three tom mics, two overheads and a snare mic.

LCT 340 Teaser
LCT 340

Professional multipurpose pencil microphone for clean and airy sound. Interchangeable capsules for maximum versatility.

MTP 440 Teaser
MTP 440 DM

Highly versatile dynamic instrument microphone.