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Old 04-12-2013, 04:08 AM
redline201 redline201 is offline
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Default Help me Pick my Mics

Hey guys. I'm new to home recording. Ive recorded 3 records about 10 years ago when I was in a hardcore band and was never happy with the end result. So now that I'm older I can afford a budget home studio used just for tracking drums.

Here's what I have in my 1 car garage ( the room is treated with a little acoustic foam and I will build bass traps this weekend. :

Presonus Audiobox 1818VSl
Studio One 2 Producer (DAW)
Equator D5 Monitors, ( i will add a JBL or Yamaha sub as soon as i get the mics in place)
Audio Technica ATH-M50s ( for tracking and late night mixing),
GLS Audio XLR Cables,
Enough Boom Stands
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch with a Pork Pie Little Squealer snare,
Zildgian A and A Custom Cymbals,
Borrowed Audix entry level mics

I plan on getting:
1 Audix D6 for the kick
3 Shure SM57s for the snare, rack tom, and floor tom
2 Audio Technica AT2035s for over heads
Total cost for me will be around 700 plus tax

My first project is to record drums for a DJ. The music varies from Hip hop, to Rock, to Pop, to Dub step. I would like my drums to sound heavy and aggressive like a hard rock drummer . My main concern is overheads. Are the Audio Technica AT2035s better than the AKG C1000s?
Can you recommend a better pair of overheads for less than 200 a piece.

Thanks so much for reading all of this.

Please help a fellow drummer in need out.

Ken M
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