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Old 07-28-2009, 11:16 AM
spydrummer spydrummer is offline
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just wanting to know who mic,s up their kits, and what do you use?pics would be great also
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:22 AM
Drumatix Drumatix is offline
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I haven't got any pics available at present but I have recorded drums quite a few times with different set ups, it all depends on how much you want to spend.
I have had less experience with them live, but some of these mics may still do the job.

I work in a school and we record some of the bands there, this is done on a real budget using.

Bass Drum = Shure Beta PG52 (Beta 52A is better, have used this live)
Snare Top= SM57
Snare Bottom = Audio Technica KP A-T snare mic
Overheads = SE Electronics 2200A x2
Toms = Audio Technica KP tom mics
Hi-Hat or Overheads = AKG perception

I find that this set up records the drums to a good enough level for Music compostitions and demos.

At home I use:

Bass Drum = AKG D112 (AKG D12 can be judged to be better, but never tried one)
Snare Top = SM57
Snare Bottom = SM57
Overheads = Neumann KM184 x2 (Love them)
Overheads (When I can borrow them) = AKG 414 x2 (I like these too)

I found that with this set up I can record some nice drums even at home in a average room with a little acoustic treatment.

I have also seen these mics used professionally:

Snare & Toms = Sennheiser MD421
Overheads = Neumann U87
Royer ribbon mics.

Mic technique, drum tuning and room sound will also effect the results of the recording.

Have a look around, read some reviews and if you get chance to try them, then go for it.

Hope this helps, ask Mediocrefunkybeat what he thinks!
It gets better with age!
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