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Old 07-05-2013, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: Best way to use Shure 57-52 drum mic kit?

Originally Posted by eclipseownzu View Post

You can get decent compressor mics for pretty cheap, just remember that you will likely need phantom power for any compressor mic so make sure your board can support.
I think you mean condenser mics. But yeah, I'd rather have an overhead condenser than tom mics. The overheads will pick up the toms. and the cymbals.

Micing toms for a live outdoor is a waste of time IMO if you have a good pair of matched overheads. The overheads pick up the entire kit, except the bass drum.

I'm with Bo, kick mic, snare mic, and condenser overhead(s)....less fuss, all the tone.
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