PRLog - Apr. 11, 2012 - Kelly Concepts, LLC, makers of the Patented Kelly SHU™ kick drum microphone shock-mount system have introduced their latest product, aptly named, The Kelly SHU FLATZ™. The new product is a dedicated stabilization and isolation system designed to accommodate boundary microphones which are used for kick drum applications. Use of the system provides the ability to leave the boundary microphone inside the drum during transport and is also said to increase the responsiveness of the microphone’s performance. The smartly designed shape of the mounting unit reliably encapsulates the microphone with no worry of it damaging the inside of the drum shell between gigs, no matter in which orientation the drum is handled.
Made in the USA from strong high-density composite materials, The Kelly SHU FLATZ™ is available in three different models which accommodate 4 of the most popular boundary microphones used for kick drum applications. SHURE® BETA 91 and 91A microphones fit the same model FLATZ™ unit, while the SHURE® SM91 has its own dedicated mounting platform. Not to be left out is the Sennheiser® E901 microphone, which has found a happy home with Kelly Concepts’ third model of the FLATZ™ system.
Installation of the product’s rubber isolation ring support system is as easy as removing and replacing 4 pre-existing hardware screws located inside the drum with no drilling or modification of the drum shell needed. The Kelly SHU FLATZ™ is designed to seamlessly install inside most kick drums 20 to 26 inches in diameter.
More information can be found at: http://www.kellyshu.com/
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MORE ABOUT THE KELLY SHU FLATZ™:
Internal kick drum boundary microphones have always come with a challenge to keep them reliably in place inside the kick drum. Well, not anymore! Introducing The Kelly SHU FLATZ™ System. For convenience and sonic consistency from gig to gig, there's never been a product on the market meant to support, stabilize and isolate these popular kick drum microphones until now.
The Kelly SHU FLATZ™, pronounced "flats", is a dedicated kick drum microphone shock-mount isolation and stabilizing platform which installs in minutes with no drilling required. The system utilizes existing tuning hardware inside the drum for attaching the included solid rubber support rings between the drum shell and the FLATZ™ mounting unit. What you get is an isolated platform which holds your boundary microphone in place and you can leave the microphone inside the drum during transport without the worry of the microphone shifting position or damaging the interior of your drum shell. The FLATZ™ platform gets the microphone up and off of the drum shell or dampening material, putting it closer to the sound source and opening up the response that you'll get from the microphone.
The Kelly SHU FLATZ™ Platform is made from 30% fiberglass and high-density polymer resins. Our 3 different models of Kelly SHU FLATZ™ are each specifically designed to accommodate the most popular of boundary microphones which are used internally for kick drum amplification. Each model has its own set of built in features which encompass the microphone's case to hold it firmly in position. The solid rubber support ring system is as easy to install as removing and replacing 4 hardware screws inside the drum shell. Just install the system and insert the intended boundary microphone into the FLATZ™ platform. Now you're ready to connect to the sound system using your current means and methods.
About Kelly Concepts, LLC:
Founded in June 2006, Kelly Concepts, LLC is based in Lincoln Nebraska. Kelly Concepts, LLC markets The Kelly SHU™ Systems - Shock Mount and Isolation Systems for Kick Drum Microphones.
Kelly Concepts LLC provides great customer service and honest values. We pledge to deliver to our customers, dealers and distributors the most versatile kick drum microphone mounting systems ever developed.
Offering drummers, drum techs, F.O.H. and audio engineers a better sounding and space-saving alternative to the age old boom stand typically used for kick drum microphone support... The Kelly SHU™ - Shock Mount and Isolation System for Kick Drum Microphones.
U.S. Patent No. 7,723,596
Kelly Concepts, LLC
P.O. Box 67231
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
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We manufacture and market the world's only suspended kick drum microphone shock mount system. The Kelly SHU installs in minutes, works with any size or depth of bass drum and will accommodate any standard kick drum microphone. NO DRILLING REQUIRED!