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Drum Mic Questions (Shure DMK57-52)

Discussion in 'Drums' started by DKNUCKLES, Feb 29, 2008.



    This summer I plan to buy some gear to get a small studio started. Nothing crazy, just a firepod, mixer and some mics (to start).

    I've been eye-ing these mics to be the first microphone purchase for my mini-studio. It makes sense to have microphones that are versatile enough to record multiple instruments which is what draws me to this particular set of mics. Anyone who has ever played on stage has undoubtedly been mic'd with SM57's before so I know they're a good overall instrumental microphone.

    My question is does anyone have any experience in using this set of microphones in a studio setting? If so, how did they perform?

    For those of you not familiar, The set comes with 3 SM57's and 1 BETA52 Bass Drum Microphone.
  2. KHilbert

    KHilbert Guest

    I prefer the Audix D6 to the Beta 52 but all in all it's not a bad kit. You can use the 57s a million other places too (guitars, amps, etc.).


    is there another kit that you would recommend instead of that one?
  4. KHilbert

    KHilbert Guest

    I would pickup a few SM57s an audix d6 and a pair of rode nt5s. Virtually everything can be used for something else. The 57s for almost anything and the nt5s for acoustic guitars, classical instruments, etc. Once I have the money I'm picking up a pair of nt5s.
  5. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    nah, get the shure kit. the beta52a is way more versatile in the studio than the d6.

    the beta52a works well on bass cabs and floor toms, but the d6 wont work nearly as well because of it's super-scooped response.

    57s can go anywhere, so those are great to have.

    get a set of OH ... like the rode nt5 or oktava mk012 or at 4040
  6. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
    Or if you can find a D2, the D2 rocks on the kick.

    The RE27 is another good one.

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