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Old 04-14-2009, 10:40 AM
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Got the Beta 52 for the bass and SM57's for the snare/toms. Now I need overhead mics.

What would you recommend in the $300-$500 range for a pair?
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:23 AM
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AKG C1000 or Rode M3.
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i have heard many good things about the akg c1000, but i use two audio technica at3035's. they were $200 each and sound very good.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:04 PM
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Rode NT5, matched pair
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:14 PM
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I use and like Oktava mk-012s
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What would you recommend in the $300-$500 range for a pair?
If you're buying new, I would get some AKG C1000s. If you're buying used, look for some Rode large-diaphragm condensers (NT1000, NT1). I have a pair of NT1000 mics, and I've tried them side-by-side with an AKG C414 pair, and they sound VERY similar. Can't go wrong with Rode, in my opinion...
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i have heard many good things about the akg c1000, but i use two audio technica at3035's. they were $200 each and sound very good.
I use a lot of Audio Technica mics and I have always been happy with them. Not the cheapest, but definitely worth the money.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:13 AM
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Studio Projects C4. $350 new for a matched pair all over the internet. I have used them for years as overheads both live and for recording, and I would put them up against any of the more expensive German mics.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:51 AM
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Got the Beta 52 for the bass and SM57's for the snare/toms. Now I need overhead mics.

What would you recommend in the $300-$500 range for a pair?
The best I have found in the price range are the Kel HM-1's. And they are only 130 each.

http://www.kelaudio.com/hm1.html

I like cad M177/M179's as well. They are about $200 each
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