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Need to Mic a Drum Kit

Discussion in 'Drums' started by AIC4ever, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. AIC4ever

    AIC4ever Guest

    I really have never done a mic kit. I will prolly go with the infamous shure setup. I will use 4 mics for the toms/snare, one for the bass drum.......i am sure i need to mic the cymbals......so i was guessing 2 overhead mics would do(which ones are good and inexpensive).

    My real question is that I have an Imac g5 and need to buy a piece of hardware to mic the kit......what type of hardware would do the my job for under a 1000 dollars or maybe a little over(not including mic costs)

  2. David French

    David French Distinguished Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Do you mean an audio interface?
  3. AIC4ever

    AIC4ever Guest

    yes an audio interface that is compatible with an Imac G5.
  4. djrr3k

    djrr3k Guest

    If you have a firewire port then get a Digi002
    I haven't seen the new Imac's so I can't really offer much help.
  5. AIC4ever

    AIC4ever Guest

    digi002 is for pro tools.......i would rather stay away from that program.......so any other interfaces come in mind?
  6. echohaus

    echohaus Guest

    I use a MOTU 896, in Digital Performer, on my G4. I've been very happy with the quality of this box; I picked it up used for about $650 a year ago. The 896 will work with other programs, but you should research which ones, first, just to be on the safe side.

    I take my G3 laptop, the 896, and a 10G external HD down to my drum room (in the basement), lay down the tracks, then take the stuff back upstairs to the main room, transfer the project to the G4, and finish tracking.
  7. defrag010

    defrag010 Guest

    Might not help too much, but I'm going to suggest using the shure beta 56 as the kickdrum mic. I love the way it sounds compared to other mics like the d112 and such.

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