Just curious as to why. Unless doing some home recording, I dont really understand why mics are needed. I'm not knocking it by any means, I guess I want to know what they are used for in a home only setup.
But one does not need a full set of mics to record if just for self evaluation. One works just fine. So does a phone. But full mics, mixer, PA, IEMs, this I dont understand.You basically answered your own question.
No mics, no recording.
Assuming you don't fall into any of those categories (studio musicians, beat maker, etc), and you don't have a mic'ed up home kit, sounds to me like you're exactly where you want to be?But one does not need a full set of mics to record if just for self evaluation. One works just fine. So does a phone. But full mics, mixer, PA, IEMs, this I dont understand.
I understand for the home tracker, studio musician, beat maker, teacher, etc., someone who uses their instrument to make money. Those of us who dont, why?
I agree with this. Also, I like to practice the way I play live or in the studio: with a mic'ed up drumset I can clearly hear, especially the kick. It's also much easier to hear yourself above prerecorded tracks for playalongs.I like having things mic'd up because everything is cleaner and clearer while I'm practicing.
I totally had that in the beginning too, but now I really have come to rely on a good crisp bass drum in my in-ears to cement my playing. It's so easy to waffle on a strong, authoritative downbeat if you are only going on the physical sensation of beater hitting head. With a mike on your bass drum you can clearly hear if you are starting to slack off. In my blues/funk/covers band where we do a good bit of four-on-the-floor slamming, I need to hear that clearly. It also helps me really lock in solidly with the bass player.Early on it can also be a little jarring to hear everything so well. I remember one of my first bigger gigs as a kid it was the first time having my kit mic'd for a presentation and when I heard the bass drum so clearly it kinda made me get into my head too much about my bass drum lines if that makes any sense.
Well that's definitely true. I'm all for people having what they want (to an extent). Do folks buy mics for their drums just for looks?Some could argue that you only need kick, snare, and hats too. There will always be players looking "down" on others for something. Some players that play 3-pc think those who play 5pc are excessive. Some players who play 5pc think that people who play 7pc are excessive. Endless cycle.