Drum Mics/Preamps



So what are you guys using as drum mics and pres.
Thinking about another dual pre for my Kick and Snare.
I a/b my pres with the kit and liked the Buzz and UA on everything. Although only have one spare UA channel and use the Buzz for Overheads.
Here goes mine.
Kick , D112 , TL Audio
Snare, At23e, UA 2610
Sn2, 441, Control24 (This can be bottom or side)
Tom1&2, KM85 , Neve
Floor, Sen603, Tl Audio
Hats, KM85. Control24
OH, M160, Buzz Dual
Room, At4033, Tl Audio

The TL sounded the better than teh Control24 and Neve on the kick and snare.


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Feb 10, 2001
Front of the kit (depending on tuning, room, and mood):

Soundelux U-195 into a Daking
Royer R-121 into a Great River MP-2NV
Sennheiser MD-421 in a Daking
Brauner VM-1 into a Manley
Neumann U-47 into a Neve 1081

Overhead(s)(depending on tuning, room, and mood):

Royer SF-12 into a Pendulum MDP-1A
Soundelux U-95S (ride side of the kit), U-99 (hat side of the kit) into a Drawmer 1969

If I'm not using an 'overhead pair'...I have tried:

Soundelux ELUX 251 top, ELUX 251 on the side of the kit, into a Crane Song LTD. "Flamingo"

Snare: Shure SM-57 into the console

They've all seemed to work out pretty well...often it takes a good bit of changing things around to find the best combinations.