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Old 07-09-2010, 07:34 PM
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Default Mics, PA's, amps and speakers

I'm looking to mic up my drums but I have little experience in knowing what I should buy! I see most pros use Shure mics (the best) and a variety of amps and speakers. What I am looking for is to stay with in a budget and see what others are using. I have been to many live shows and I see 15" to 18" speaker cabinets for the drums producing an awesome low base sound that I love! What are some of the products (pa's, amps and speakers) that one can start with on a budget of $1000 up to $2000 or maybe a bit more? I will be using Shure mics as it is one of my favorite drums Dave Weckl perfered mics in both studio and live shows.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:22 PM
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Hello thier mate, now im not that smart in this field but would you also be requiring a mixer? Ive heard great things about Beheringer's quality equipment for the price. Seeing as your on a fairly tight budget to get all your equipment I would check out thier products.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:16 PM
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... you'll also need an edumacation on how to run all the stuff.

My advise, start small... rig an internal mic inside your kick and let the sound man worry about the rest.

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Old 07-12-2010, 10:28 PM
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Do you really need to mic your set? In the cases where drums need amplification, there is usually a sound man with a setup for you already. With most local gigs, however (especially indoors) there is no need to amplify the drums. Yes, I do have a PA, mixer and mics for my set and it's fun to play around the with the gear, but I rarely use the mics and PA for drums. Usually the rest of the band uses it, or I rent it out for events.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:53 AM
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Huge topic bud. So many factors involved and I would recommend a different discussion board for this type of advice. One I frequent is this http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...splay.php?f=33

Not sure if Iím allowed to post links to other board but it not drum related but live sound gear.

Whatís that intended use and audience?

I can say to do it right your budget is likely off. I canít tell what country your from but even in the states a set of ďqualityĒ sure micís depending on your kit size and if your close micing everything with 57ís and a Beta52 on the kick (1 kick or 2?) a couple of 81ís as overheads then are you putting micís on the Hats and ride? As you can see this will add up quick. You could blow the budget just on mics.
Read more consider all the options then ask for advice at that point.

A major factor outside of these considerations will be the SPL level you want to achieve with the PA? for 3ish grand you could cover 250 people indoors with some headroom with a decent system. I use Yorkville stuff but JBL and other make some decent stuff thatís reasonably priced.
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