WHAT'S THE BEST DRUM MICS FOR THE MONEY??

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Member Since: Mar 08, 2004

what would be good mics to buy for a drum set
that are not too expensive


i already have a drum mic kit made by shure, but i wanted to know what was best to add to the mix for like toms, snare, high hat, cym. etc..

sennhieser?
any ideas?

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Since: Apr 26, 2002


Mar 24, 2004 10:15 pm

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Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
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Since: May 10, 2002


Mar 25, 2004 12:33 am

Yea, I got a set of Senheisers and they work fine. A friend even picked up a set of Nandys and they arn't bad. First Nandy I could stand. Caviat to that is both sets cover snare and toms. Not to difficult sounds to capture. Overheads or cymbles are better left to pretty good small diaphram condensers, and the kick, now there is a matter of real debate. A sure 58 is not a bad choice as a starting point.

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Since: Dec 30, 2002


Mar 25, 2004 05:32 am

Here's how we are currently doing it (btw: this is far from ideal, but what can one do with limited funds :)

AKG D112 on the Kick
Sure SM57 on All Toms, Over-Snare and Under-Snare
AKG C1000 on Hi-Hat
2x Rode NT-1's as Overheads

punk rock @$$hole
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Since: Feb 29, 2004


Mar 25, 2004 11:16 pm

far from ideal jues?? that setup is fine. what do you want all neumans for you set??

punk rock @$$hole
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Since: Feb 29, 2004


Mar 25, 2004 11:22 pm

and for the record i use

AKG D112-kick
sennheiser 604 - toms
oktava mc 012- over heads
sure sm 57- snare top/bottom

all of which are great mics for the $$$
if you have the sure pg set i hear they are good but not as good as the 57s and the beta 52

Contributor
Since: Dec 30, 2002


Mar 26, 2004 03:14 am

Ideal Setup:

Kick - Shure Beta 91 -- www.shure.com/microphones/models/beta91.asp

Toms (all round) - www.sennheiserusa.com/new...?transid=000984

Snare - Shure SM57 for Top and Bottom

Hats - Rode NT-3 -- www.rodemic.com/specsnt3/

Overheads - Rode NT-2 (x2) www.rodemic.com/specsnt2/

That would make me happy - and broke.

punk rock @$$hole
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Since: Feb 29, 2004


Mar 26, 2004 04:43 pm

i wonder about those PZM mics i never used one

i love my setup. i would buy a nicer sounding drumset before i ever upgrade my mics. well maybe a pair of large diaphrams would be nice for room mics.

and i want to try The Ball from BLUE

Freeleance Producer/Engineer/Gtr
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Since: Aug 11, 2002


Mar 26, 2004 11:49 pm

I currently use this setup:

2 rode NT2 mics for overheads
sennheiser e604 mics for toms
akg d112 for kick
EV PL6 as 2nd kick mic
e609 and sm57 for snare
i usually get enough hihat in the overheads but sometimes i'll throw on a CM90 (yeah i know, it's a Nady) and get decent results.

if anyone is looking for a cheap mic kit, check out my classified ad here: www.homerecordingconnecti...ew_ad&id=85

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