Drum Mic Choices???

Discussion in 'Drums' started by tm111music, Apr 16, 2005.

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  1. tm111music

    tm111music Guest

    I'm looking for opinions on drum mics and overhead mics. I've heard good things about RODE NT 5s and also SENNHEISER e614s for overhead micing. Also curious about choices for drum mics??? Thanks in advance, Tony
  2. eddies880

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  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    I like the Audix D6 on kick. And I use at least one condensor mic on the drums. It helps me get a BIG bright sound.
    How about the Senn 421 on toms
    and a SM57 on snare
  4. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Depends on your budget. I'll assume low.

    Kick= Sennheiser e602
    Snare= SM57
    Toms= Sennheiser e604's
    Overs= Rode Nt-5's

    Cheap and good.

    If you have a good room, good drummer and know how to tune the drums, you've got a very good start to a good drum sound.

  5. dudge

    dudge Active Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    kick- AKG D112 or Audio Technica ATM25

    snare- SM57 or if you can afford it Beyerdynamic M201

    O/H- Studio Projects C4's or B1's are even pretty good, Groove Tubes Gt-44 if you can still get them cheap at Guitar Center are excellent.

    toms- e604 or MD421 or Studio Projects B1's are great on rack toms and B3 on floor tom.
  6. KyroJoe

    KyroJoe Guest

    Of course, it does depend on the music that you're recording...

    but for rock genres try

    AKG 461's or c1000's for HH and OH ( ORTF)

    For Kicks - D112's, Audio Technica AE2500 (slappy) or Apex 125 (Hard Rock, Metal & double kick)

    SM57's are a studio must have!
    Great on snare & toms. (And even OH for Hard Rock)

    KelAudio's can work as well.

    Kyro Studios
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