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From the Trenches: Luke’s Subkick Design

A few months ago, I got a letter from a reader who decided to build his own subkick. Your design looks and sounds great. I’m sure many people will benefit from your samples and step-by-step instructions. Thanks for writing, Luke! There was definitely a bit of a learning curve when it came to actually using the subkick. … Continue reading

An Equation for Subkick Resonant Frequency

Color me obsessed with subkicks, because I am. (Edit: check this article for info on free air resonance: http://blog.mixonline.com/mixblog/2012/01/12/diy-sub-kick/) Having recently put into service on kick drum an NS-10 subkick, one of the first things I noticed was that the NS-10 sounded much deeper compared to the other woofer a coworker had rescued from the garbage. … Continue reading

Mike Viola – Awesome @ FUV

Power pop rock! Yielding only an electric guitar, bass and drums, Mike Viola and his 3-piece rely on solid songwriting, effective arrangements and a killer vocal delivery to get their message across. Here are a couple songs from the session – really strong performances – all from Mike’s new album Electro De Perfecto, recorded to RMG … Continue reading

Sub Kick #2 – NS-10 Woofer

My NS-10 woofer finally came, so I quickly set about turning it into a subkick mic. The terminals are easily identified, with a red coaster on the positive terminal. Using a 5-conductor balanced cable, you have to gently work a hole into the braided shield while avoiding breaking it. You can then pry out each … Continue reading

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