The TriPad (set of three) is a tripod microphone stand isolator
designed to reduce disruptive resonance and noise from the studio floor, stage
or drum riser from entering the microphone and contaminating the recording.
When recording, capturing the true essence of the instrument is
achieved by placing the microphone far enough away so that the instrument as a
whole along with the direct sound field will be take in. As you move the mic
away from the source, the sensitivity of the microphone is increased and
background noise invariably gains prominence.
Noise, like sound is a vibration. Common sources are street traffic,
foot steps, heat and air conditioning systems, and other instruments. These are
transmitted through the air and by vibrating through solids such as the floor
and a microphone stand. The TriPad eliminates floor-borne vibrations by
introducing a ‘spring-like’ isolation pad that essentially floats the microphone
stand and decouples it from the floor.
The design is undeniably simple, yet incredibly effective. It begins
with high density open-cell acoustic foam that has been modified for greater
firmness to better stabilize the mic stand. It is then cut into a simple disc
shape, drilled at a precise angle to match the industry standard K&M 201
tripod stand and then cut again to provide an access slot for quick mounting.
Once in place the TriPad stays attached onto the mic stand making it easy to
pick up and relocate. The benefits are immediately obvious: you get more of the
instrument less background noise. This in turn means you can achieve desirable
results without having to introduce radical equalization curves as a means to
correct embedded problems.
The Primacoustic TriPad is a modestly priced yet highly effective
tripod mic stand isolator that will quietly go about improving the sound of your
recording every day! Comes shipped in a set of three units in a handy storage