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Old 04-18-2008, 04:47 AM
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Default mics....

i know this has been covered sooo many times, but im thinking of this mic kit right here:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Audix-Cu...42-i1126697.gc
but it doesnt come with any over heads....
now, would these Shure's be a better deal since they have over heads for the same price?
now, im not looking for top of the line, i would like to spend as less as possible...
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Shure-PG...98-i1126561.gc

and i only have 2 toms, so i would not be using one of those...but it doesnt look like they make kits with only 2 tom mics...
or any other suggestions..
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:53 AM
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Default Re: mics....

I have the Shure mic kit and it is amazing! Oh, and by the way, those PG56 mics are snare/tom, so they ARE meant to be used with a 2-tom set.
By the way, just a word of advice. I'd much rather have 1 overhead than no overhead and a mic for each drum. The Shure kit has 2 overheads (best part of the kit in my opinion!)
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:02 AM
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Default Re: mics....

I think you would be better getting 2 good overheads, and a good kick mic. Then add a good snare mic when you save up more, then add more for toms room mics, etc.
micing every drum is not ablosutly necessary depending on what you want to do.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:11 AM
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Default Re: mics....

i feel stupid for think those were just tom mics..haha..i should have read...lol
only thing i like about the Audix, is that they clip on the rim..cause i would rather not have 5-6 more stands just for mics...
but i want the better product..haha...thanks for the imput guys!

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Old 04-19-2008, 12:30 AM
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Default Re: mics....

is there a way i could clip the shures on to the rim?
or any other bigger mic. not the little mic...

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Old 04-19-2008, 01:02 AM
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yes, with drum rim clips, like this:
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:29 AM
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Default Re: mics....

I'm no expert on recording, but don't you need other equipment like some sort of a sound board or recording software? That will give your budget a bump. Maybe get a cheaper mic kit and add some overheads in there as well?(unless you want some serious sound quality)

Either way good luck, post if you get your gear.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:12 AM
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Default Re: mics....

ya..IC, i would need other equip. a mixer for my mics and then cables, stands..etc...i would run my mixer into the main board...

i have access to those..haha..but not the mics, that is why im just looking at mics right now...ill have to buy those later, but not a real need now...

how would this sound...if its stupid or i should do something else tell me...im prolly leaning toward Tuxido's idea, bout have some good over heads...but this is my question...

naturally, cymbals are louder and project more than drums. and i thought that if i just had over heads up top, would it not be picking up more cymbals and making them louder?...haha

here is my idea....
getting a good bass mic, good snare mic, and 1 or 2 over heads. and then add toms later?

or get a pack with all the drums miced, and 1 over head...would come out about 300...

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Old 04-19-2008, 05:16 AM
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i dont see how those work...i should know better, but i dont..ha...
cause the mics for toms and snares are like 2-3 inches long right? maybe more?...how does that not hit the head?

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yes, with drum rim clips, like this:
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:46 AM
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Default Re: mics....

The 6 sided l arm can be positioned differently, so that it can even face away from the drum. You can attach any type of mike clip etc to it. I had a look at the user pdf for it on the shure website. Looks pretty good actually. You can even change the clamping system around to attach it to stands etc.

I'm still interested in the shure a50d clamp as it's less than half the cost of these on amazon.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:42 AM
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Default Re: mics....

What are the situations you're using the mics for? For playing loud music live in a small-ish venue you don't need overheads since the cymbals will cut through anyway, so miking the toms, the snare and the bass drum becomes number one priority. Larger venues will of course benefit from the overheads, so that you can get a good cymbal sound through the PA. For basic recording in a controlled environment you don't necessarily need anything other than an overhead and a bass drum mic. With this setup you really need to play with good dynamic control, so that your cymbals and the snare drum won't overshadow the toms. It's also vital that the drums are tuned to a very open and resonant sound, so that they project to the overhead(s).

When you're miking the drum kit (or any acoustic instrument) it's always best to start with as few mics as possible and build up from there. If you don't know what you're doing, more mics is going to sound worse than few.
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