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Old 04-30-2006, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: Lookin for good quality drum mics! Help Please!

You can record a drumkit in good quality with only a bass drum mic and two condenser mics. For example:

For the two condenser mics a good matched pair like a pair of MXL 603s: (these get the cymbals and the majority of the rest of the kit)

And a great kick mic is the shure beta 52A:

And depending on what quality you want, you can buy an SM57 like the guy above said for the snare, individual tom mics are not really necessary for a good overall drum sound. Check out this thread at for mic placement technique, using this will mean you can use these mics to get a really good sound without spending loads.
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