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CrashGuard - Drum Mic Shield
The CrashGuard and CrashGuard 421 are unique sound-shielding devices that prevent bleed from cymbals and other sounds from entering the drum microphone. Once in place, the CrashGuard surrounds the microphone with a sonic barrier. By reducing the spill from the cymbals, more of the drum sound can be captured. This makes it easier for the engineer to add EQ or increase level without accentuating the sound of the cymbal.
Compact and lightweight, the CrashGuard is designed to fit most standard microphones, while the CrashGuard 421™ is perfectly matched to the popular Sennheiser MD 421. Both models easily mount to the boom stand using the microphone’s clip to hold it in place, with the 421 version providing two different mounting positions for easier positioning of larger microphones.
Constructed from high impact ABS, the CrashGuards are tough enough to withstand the hit of a drumstick by even the most aggressive drummer, making them not only ideal for acoustic isolation but also for microphone protection! To ensure that microphone performance is maintained, the under-belly is fully covered with high-density open cell foam to absorb internal reflections and reduce phase cancellation. The innovative design also features an extended cable cutout that allows the microphone to be articulated for precise placement, further optimizing the performance.
The CrashGuard is a drum microphone shield designed to isolate the drum microphone to reduce it from picking up the spill from nearby cymbals. This allows the engineer to increase the attack of the drum by adding high frequencies without the cymbals becoming overly present.
Made from high-impact ABS, the light-weight CrashGuard attaches to the boom arm and is held in place using the microphone’s clip. The inside or under-belly of the CrashGuard is completely lined with high-density open cell acoustic foam to reduce internal reflections. And the innovative design features an extended cable access port that allows the microphone to be articulated for optimum placement.
Once in place, the CrashGuard helps control spill from cymbals into the drum delivering greater control over each drum for an improved mix.
The CrashGuard has been tested for fit with many major brands of instrument microphones. However there may be some mics that will not work because of size or the configuration of the clip. Please consult your local Primacoustic dealer about the make and model of microphone you want to use.
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Please check the Primeacoustics website for a very detailed set of instructions on how to use the CrashGuards correctly HERE.