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time for new Drum overhead mics

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by bobbo, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    Hey, I've been using the same drum overhead mics for every project I do myself or for others the past 5 years, and I think it's time to change it up. It's not that I dislike the sound I just don't want to have the same overhead sound, ya know. I have been using the AKG c430's matched pair for those five years and now I am looking for another sound. I don't know if I should get LD condensor or a SD. I have been eyeing the AKG 451's and the Stapes-Audio mic's both SD mics, Mabey even a matched set of the new AKG 414's. I even checked out the T.H.E. mics too.

    there are too many mics to freakin chose from these days...

    my buget is $1000-1500 and it will be used on an Akai DPS24 mic pre, just to let you know
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Do yourself a favor and search the archives. There has been many postings and opinions of overhead mics. The AKG 451/452/C414, TLM103, AT4050 and SM81 have all worked very well for me.
  3. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    I have great success with SD Omni's. I tend to use Earthworks QTC30's in a spaced pair.

  4. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    ive used one nt1a with a couple of ev636's spot on the cymbols with good results

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