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Audio Technica Drum Mics

Discussion in 'Drums' started by studio33, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    Just bought one of those snare/tom mics with a short stand off a guy for 20 bucks. Are they any good? They seemed to sell for like 350 new for the kit of 4 mics and they are built and look similar to the ATM line {like tanks}. I might buy the rest of the kit off of him if I like. Thought I couldnt really beat the price i am on a very very tight budget. And I really needed to get away from the POS nady mics I was using. How do these compare to others, also is the kick/tom mic any good? Anyone who has used these please give some insight?
    Thanks Paul
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Studio33 "Just bought one of those snare/tom mics with a short stand" Oh those, of course who wouldn't know what those are? You might post a least a manufacturer never mind model#.
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Go to the Full Compass website, click "clearance", then click "hardwired mics, DI", scroll to Audio-Technica, select that, scroll down to the bottom where they list a XMD drum mic package. Does that look like what your buddy wants to sell you? The set of 3 mics is on sale for $50. You decide if that's a good deal... A-T makes a great mic in many instances, but this may not be one of them.
  4. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    The side of the mic says in this lettering snare/tom. There is no "modle #" brain child. Anybody else care to take a shot at a colleague for asking a totally valid question. If nothing to say then why post a reply?

    Went to Full compass but those are not it they are a kit of 4 that is called the DR-DRM 3 snare/tom and 1 Kick/tom in the kit.
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Keep scrolling... Nothing to see here...
  6. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Wow I got flamed! Try this website (AT's) they are at least two instrument mics on goosenecks (is that what you mean by "stand")?
    Even if your mic is not listed there as it may be a discontinued model it will at least give a clue as to what type of mic it is (in it looks a lot like this but has a different....)
    Glad to Google this for you

    To go a little further, you have both mics, track your Nady and the AT and A/B them. Does it sound better to you? Just because it says snare/tom on it doesn't mean you can't use it for other sources, I have several EV mics that were designed for drum/instrument applications that I really like on vintage guitar cabs at the outside edge of the speaker.

    Furthermore anyone who is selling a mic at $20 when most of AT mics list at $200 or more either does not know what they have or probably doesn't value it very much. In either case the care that the mic has received during it's lifetime is very important as well, it might have been a great mic but is it still?
    BTW are they blue in color?
    Well there are some opinions, but I still don't know which mic you have.
  7. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    Ok Bent Im over it.
    No gooseneck. the stand was just a short stand didnt come with the mic originally. The Mic looks similar to an ATM25. Her is a link to that kit mystery solved. Again no model # just a model for the kit. http://www.nextinstrument.com/by-manufacturer/audio-technica/microphones/audio-technica-dr-drm-4.html

    I did AB the mic with 3 other mics last night on a very slightly overdriven telecaster out of a small amp. Well I guess ABCD. A 57, a Unidyne III & a NADY. It has a present full bottom end and clean high mids. Nady was all mids. 57 had tight low mids and warm high mids. Unidyne III blew everything out of the water sounded like the 57 but with an extra clarity in the high mids that none of the others have. Made My tele sound expensive. All in all my $20 investment sounds about 50% better than the nady so far. well see what it sounds like on drums cant do that yet ill let yall know. Im not get my hopes up though. On a side note Senn E602 on floor tom KILLER.

    HAHAHA. Ok go to Google type in Audio Technica DR-DRM then search then go to the 14th or 15th listing down and laugh. We made it to the big time guys
  8. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    What needed to be said was said...
  9. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    Its cool. Did you look at the link? Ever seen them before?
  10. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Yes, seen and used both live and studio - a friend bought one of those kits years ago.

    They're not bad but it's been so long since I've used them that there's no way I could give you a review.

    Do some A/B's if you can and post them. It would be nice to hear them on the same source as a 57 and whatever else you can get your hands on...

    Will he sell you the rest of the kit for $20 each?
  11. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad that your investment provided a better mic for you and now that we see the mic kit the $20 price seems more reasonable as these are $40+ new. I think this is AT budget line, nothing wrong with that. In the end no matter what the reviews are if it is a reasonable improvement over what you have hard to beat $20 @ mic, I spent that last night and barely got a half tank of gas.
  12. studio33

    studio33 Active Member

    which gas station Im low
  13. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I spent more than that at the movies last night - two tickets, small popcorn, large soda... Matinee... About $23.50

    Zombieland, good flick, followed by Lie To Me (at home on TV) - surprising show, that one. I'm not much into sitting around watching TV, but I do like that one. Tim Roth is an interesting character (or at least his characters are interesting, but I really think it's the dang on talent he's got - last night's episode guest starred Sol from Snatch, funny talented dude there as well) But I digress - this is a test. This is only a test...

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