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A great percussion mic needs to capture the fastest of transient responses, as well as the rich fullness of a timpani or bass drum. Full-range response is as vital as speed here.
“Great, natural-sounding mic…making my drums sound AMAZING. I would recommend these in the studio, live, everywhere. Just a great sounding microphone.”
- Aaron Draper, Percussionist (John Mayer, Adele, Rhianna)
"I used the thing on several orchestral elements at Sony scoring and it was outstanding on everything. It's the best tympani mic I've ever used, and I typically use well-maintained 47s or 49s. Really great."
- Chris Fogel, Scoring Engineer ('The Wolf of Wall Street', 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', 'Old School') - sE Artist
"The RN17s are the perfect percussion and guitar mic. The extremely accurate and quick transient response is perfect for capturing all the nuances that come off of the guitar...our RN17s have been a god-send. They capture every transient perfectly."
- Sonicsmiths, Sound Design ('Mad Max: Fury Road', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Inside Out') - sE Artist