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Primacoustic CG 421 CrashGuard

The CrashGuard is a unique sound-shielding device that isolates the drum microphone to attenuate the sound of cymbals during the recording process. Designed for Sennheiser MD 421.

This has the net effect of reducing interference between the two sources thus enabling greater control over the sound of the drum.

Compact and light weight, the CrashGuard is designed to fit most popular drum microphones and mounts directly on the boom stand using the microphone's clip to hold it in place. The high impact ABS construction is tough enough to withstand the hit of a drum stick by even the most aggressive drummer.

To ensure the microphone performance is maintained, the under-belly is fully coated on the inside with high density open-cell foam to absorb internal reflections and reduce phase cancellation. Plus the innovative design features an extended cable cutout that allows the microphone to be articulated for precise placement, further optimizing the performance.

Once in place, the CrashGuard surrounds the microphone with a sonic barrier. By reducing the spill from the cymbals, more of the drum can be captured. This enables the engineer to add EQ to the drum such as increasing high end for more attack without accentuating the sound of the cymbal. On close proximity sources such as the high-hat and snare, the engineer enjoys greater balance over each sound.

The CrashGuard is an easy to use instrument shield designed to control the spill of cymbals entering the drum for greater control during the recording process.

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.
  • Reduces sound of cymbals from spilling into drum mics
  • Light weight design fits most popular microphones
  • Allows drum mic to be articulated for precise aiming
  • Improves isolation for added control over each drum
  • Specifications
  • Shell Material:ABS plastic, black (75% recycled material)
  • Inner Liner: High density acoustic foam
  • Dimensions: 17.8cm x 9.5cm x 5cm, 7" x 3.75" x 2"
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