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Newbie recording drums!!

Discussion in 'Drums' started by drunkmunky, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. drunkmunky

    drunkmunky Guest

    I want to get the best sounding drum tracks I can make at home.

    I'm thinking of going with Sure or Audix......

    Does anyone have a suggestion of personal preference?

  2. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    There a few questions taht need to be addressed before peeps can help you out with this. You can get an amazing drum sound with three mics if you are looking for a jazz kit. But a kickin' jazz sound is going to be weak in a rock track.

    Shure and Audix both make some quality mics that you can get quality sounds out of, however they dont do much in the way of overheads.

    So you can see there a few things we need to know before we can help you out.


    1. What sound are you going for
    2. How many mic pre's / inputs do you have
  3. drunkmunky

    drunkmunky Guest

    Oh I'm sorry! I am new like I said :)

    Details would be nice eh?? lol

    My band is a Hard Rock band. Somewhere between Creed and Godsmack I guess you could say. Just nice solid rock sound is what I'm looking for.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks again!
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Distinguished Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    Next question...

    How much money are you willing to part with?
  5. drunkmunky

    drunkmunky Guest

    Nevermind I already went out and blew over 700 today on A 7 pack of Audix mics.....

    Well that included everything like:

    Stands, cables and mics.

    If these are crap then I'll probably just go blow another grand next week :)

    But yeah what are your suggestions as far as cost worthy? My choice was between a pack of sure mics, but they weren't the SM-57 pack. It was that PG style or whatever. So I just got the pack that had more mics for the buck.
    (Audix Fusion series: 3 x f10, 1 x f12, 1 x f14 and 2 F15's)

    Did I F*** up?

  6. MilesAway

    MilesAway Guest

    it sounds like you're in a position where the mic's themeslves won't matter much. The first 90% of a good drum-sound is experience and know-how on the part of the engineer. W/O that, you can track in a $200/h studio with a half-million $ worth of mics and outboard gear and still get a shitty drum sound.

    Work with what you've got, when you're getting respectable tones from the Audix kit, then consider upgrading to pro-grade mics & preamps to take your mixes from good-to-great.


  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy Active Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    From LV but Army brought me to TN
    The Audix kit you should have grabbed was the one with the "D" mics. D6 is a great kick mic, D4, and D2 are nice tom mics.

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