Sound on Sound takes a look at the Solomon LoFReQ sub-microphone. The test evolves around a large 24″ kick, as well as a smaller 20″ to get something from each end of the kick spectrum.
Daru Jones has become the go-to drummer in Hip Hop, and we all know that in Hip Hop the currency that really matters is gold. That’s why the Daru Jones LoFReQ signature model is in sparkling gold!
The Solomon LoFReQ sub kick has only one purpose. To fatten up your bass drum. And in this short demo, you get to hear exactly that – and only that.
Daru Jones has his very own gold-sparkling signature version of the kick-ass kick mic from Solomon. Check out as he takes it out for a spin in the studio in this video.
Solomon’s brilliant sub kick mic – The LoFeQ – is not just for super-subby R’n’B and Hip Hop grooves. That extra low punch will definitely also benefit a hard rock mix.
Online session drummer, Michael Keane, demonstrates how he lays down and records tracks for his clients, using the LoFReQ sub-frequency mic to perfectly capture the kick.
Adding a sub-frequency mic to liberate the sonic bowels of your kick drum is all well and good, but how does it actually sound – and how does it stack up in the mix?
Using Solomon’s brilliantly designed low-frequency capture mic to track their rhythm section, these guys add scoops of bottom end to their groovy cover of Sublime’s “Santeria”.
Worthy of his iconic groove, the Daru Jones signature version of Solomon’s low-frequency capture mic puts sparky gold and beefed up electronics on your bass drum sound.
The LoFReQ sub mic is the sound hack that finally lets drummers drop their DIY soldering and rejigging of old speakers and just get something that’s light, affordable, and reliable.