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tom mics

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by sammyg, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Hey all,

    just wondering if anyone has some suggestions for tom mics apart from md421, luv 'em but cant afford them right now!!
    Of course, i dont expect a mic half the price to perform as well!

    Thanks heaps,

    P.S. has anyone tried the e604??
  2. heyman

    heyman Guest

    Give a sm57 a try...

    I also heard some of the EV Mics as well as the Audix drum mic packages that sound really good.
  3. EricK

    EricK Guest

    The EV N/D468 is the current version. They were also the 308 then the 408. They all rock on toms, I like them way better than anything else. They're cool too because they are quite small and easy to position into tight spots.

    I highly recommend them.
  4. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Give the Audix D2's a try, they are really wonderful. I don't care for the D1's, but I do like the D6. They also have a cheaper line (Fusion series I think???), which I would avoid.

    Try the D2's...very surprising!

    BTW, I also have a pair of MD421 which I love, but I also use the D2s a lot, depending on the kit.
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I have used the Audio Technica Pro 35, clip on condensers on toms and snare for several years now and I have been very pleased with the results.. They sell for around $135 ea ... and are very convinent.
  6. drumrob

    drumrob Active Member

    Another vote here for the Audix D-2s. They give a nice, full, punchy sound and don't take up a lot of space either. I've also been happy when sound guys put Sennheiser 604s on my drums for live sound. Am not familiar with how well they record, though. Those AKGs with the rotating ball thingy (sorry don't know the model number) have resulted in some really BIG tom sounds from my Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes.

    Have fun!

  7. drumrob

    drumrob Active Member


    I meant the EVs, not AKGs in my previous post! (Probably the ones mentioned in the post above as well.)
  8. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Check out the Audix D-Vice clips too...great for getting into tight places, and they are so dang versatile, you can place you mics anywhere...
  9. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    '57 and some gaffa tape.
  10. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Hey I didnt know we were playing pub rules!! hehehe

    Seb, Michael at Hydes said thanks for replying to his email about your pre's, he has just been flat knacker recording right now, but he wants to check them out.

    Thanks for the advice people!
    By the sounds of it, I should check out some Audix stuff before buying.

  11. Johnson Cabasa

    Johnson Cabasa Active Member

    the sennheiser 609 works great
  12. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    The Sennheiser e604 clip on tom mics. Also work well on the bottom rim of floor tom as a kick beater mic. Three pack is about $300.
  13. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    I heard this, apparantly it is supposed to be the same as the sennheiser 409 which Bob Rock used on the metallica "black" album.

    Im gonna check em out.

  14. ariel

    ariel Guest


    SM58's work, like 57s, but in my opinion they get a rounder, more tom-like sound...
  15. Gregproaudio

    Gregproaudio Active Member

    Try a shure beta 56. :cool:
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