Moon Mics, LLC started its journey 10 years ago with an 8 inch cardboard tube, some yellow foam, and a 4 inch desktop microphone stand. In the beginning the microphone had its short comings; it needed a frequency filter.After the right filter was designed, the housing then became an important factor.The housing needed to be small but large enough to accommodate the 8 inch diaphragm.The housing needed to reflect sound, but still be able to breathe.With the discovery of the housing (the moon cap), the Moon Mic microphone was born.
After the long process in designing the perfect kick drum microphone, Moon Mics, LLC, was established. Once established, the Moon Mic took its first public sales appearance on Sept. 12, 2008, at the MME Metro Music Expo in Novi, Michigan. With the help of neighboring vendors, the Moon Mics microphone was invited to the BOSE LOUNGE STAGE on Sept 13, 2008. We met with Chuck and Tom from the Bose Corporation to sample the new microphone. The Moon Mic microphone performed very well, picking up vibrating tones off the resonating head. The first placement attempt was close to the hoop (rim) opposite the port hole. A second placement was performed which sampled 1/3 of the large port hole to pick up little air pressure for attack. This placement was about 1 ½ inches from the resonating head. We found what I call a “sweet spot”. The nearest Bose sub was within 7ft behind the drum set. I thought the close proximity of the Moon Mic microphone and the Bose subs was impressive.
When putting the Moon Mic microphone and Bose L1 Model ll system together, combined with the T1 ToneMatch audio engine, the microphone had a very natural sound with plenty of bottom. The Moon Mic microphone’s performance was first class for each band through out the day. On Sept. 14, the Moon Mic microphone was welcomed to the main stage. The microphone was set up in the exact “sweet spot” in front of the kick drum on both the main and Bose stages. The Moon Mic microphone succeeded on both stages, the Bose lounge stage and on the hard hitting rock of the main stage, showing its versatility. This proves the Moon Mic can be used in many genres of music.
A message from Dave Gaynier,
As the designer of the Moon Mic and one of the executive directors of Moon Mics LLC, my goal is to establish a strong business in the drum microphone industry.I have dedicated myself to develop a product with a respected presence of quality and dependability. I am very excited for the launch of my new microphone.I will be happy to answer any questions or to receive any feedback that you may have.