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Old 08-05-2013, 12:11 PM
r3dnax3la r3dnax3la is offline
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Default Recording with the CAD Audio Stage 7?

Hey hey,

I was wondering if the Cad Audio Stage 7 drum mic pack can be used to record? Probably a dumb question but yeah.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:07 AM
wildbill wildbill is offline
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Default Re: Recording with the CAD Audio Stage 7?

Yes - you can.

There's some differences between mics used for live performances and mics used for recording, but basically, you can record with any mic.
Mics for live use are usually constructed to take some abuse.
There's a lot that goes into mic design. And a certain amount of knowledge is required to pick individual mics. Mic packs take some of the guesswork out of it.
Really cheap ones might not give good results, but not always.


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Old 08-17-2013, 06:06 AM
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Default Re: Recording with the CAD Audio Stage 7?

Not a dumb question.

Actually, what you plug the mic into might make more of a difference than the mic itself (sometimes). I did an experiment and took the regular ol' Shure SM57 (an old one at that), and plugged it into one of those uber-expensive $3500 mic pre-amps and that mic suddenly sparkled beyond what we were used to. But that's probably an extreme case ;)
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:18 AM
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Default Re: Recording with the CAD Audio Stage 7?

The bass drum mic leaves a little something to be desired, but it's not terrible. It's the first mic I'd upgrade.

The tom/snare mics are pretty decent. Not as nice as a Sennheiser 604/904, but pretty good and you can't beat them for the $.

I like the condensers in that kit as well...they're no SM81s, but completely acceptable.

It's a very nice place to start recording drums. Don't shy away from this kit. You'll learn a lot using these mics about placement, recording, setup, EQ, etc. They can achieve a quality sound.

I attached a song I recorded with the CAD 7-mic kit. I think it sounds pretty good. Drums in this .mp3 are Yamaha Studio Custom (Birch) with a 5x12 snare.
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File Type: mp3 Eric Chiles - Earthmother.mp3 (3.12 MB, 44 views)
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