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Old 10-13-2010, 02:02 PM
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Default Drum mic issues?

My metal band is about to start recording, so we need to look into buying our first drum mics. I don't really know much about them, so can anyone suggest how many we need, a good price range, ect. I've got a basic setup, one bass, two mounted toms, one floor, snare, two cymbals and hi hat. Thanks guys
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Drum mic issues?

You can save a lot of money by buying a pack of drum microphones rather than individually. If you can afford pro-level mics, go with the audix D series set. Those are all great microphones, and the D6 bass mic in particular is fantastic for the metal sound.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:13 PM
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I second that on the Audix Mics. This particular set would have everything you'd require.
I have this set but rather than buying them new, I pieced the set together for about $500 off of ebay.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:42 PM
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That's a great mic pack! I've been using the Audix D series mics for years, and they're great!
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:35 PM
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I'll +1 the Audix mics. They're good for live or recording.

However, here's what I'm using right now. I'm really happy with my sound. I'm also kind of what you'd call a metal drummer. However, this setup has been great for me, and none of the mics are very expensive.

Overheads: R0de NT5's (2)
Kick: AKG D-112
Main Snare: Shure Beta 57
Toms and Soprano Snare: Sennheiser e604's (6)

My recording setup is really dead simple. No crazy preamps, processing, or other stuff going on. Just mics into interface, lil EQ, compression, maybe some reverb on my kick/snare. Really dead simple.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:55 PM
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Default Re: Drum mic issues?

I'm saving up for some more mics myself.

I know I want the Audix D6 for the bass drum.

For toms, I'm not sure I want to go Audix D2 or Sennheiser e604.
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