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Best budget drum mic setup?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Divo, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. Divo

    Divo Member

    I have about $2000.00 U.S. to spend on mics just for Drums and would like to know what I should be looking at. It's very hard to make purchasing descisions where I live because none of the shops carry enough stuff to choose between ( actually listen to ). In Australia, everybody keeps trying to ram Rode mics down your throat but I want better value and sound. I would like to know what you guys use and why?

    Overheads.
    Hats.
    Kick
    Toms.
    Snare.
    Floor tom.
    Other percussion.
     
  2. ironsheik

    ironsheik Guest

    Drum sounds really depend on the room. For a straigt-ahead answer I would say get an SM57 for the snare, 2-3 Sennheisser 421s for toms, an EV RE20, another 421 OR AKG D112 for bass drum and AKG 451s for overheads. I also actually really lick my AT4041s for overheads. If you want some real balls out of your drums, get a Coles 4038 for an overhead. I use that, a 57 for the snare and a 421 for the kick and I get everything I need. Mono though. Good luck,

    J
     

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