Mics I want to get, tell me your opinion

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by emokidsimon, Jun 13, 2005.

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  1. emokidsimon

    emokidsimon Guest

    Hey guys, im buying some professional suited mics for different instruments, tell me you opinion.

    Drum Mics:

    2x Samson C02
    1X Samson Qkick
    1X Samson Qsnare
    3X Samson Qtom

    Guitar Amp:

    2X AKG D440

    Bass Amp:

    1X AKG D550

    This will cost me around $700, is there anything else better i can get with that money.
  2. impro

    impro Guest

    Almost the same amount of Money.2 Less MIcs but......Diferent class of mics.
  3. BDFitz

    BDFitz Active Member

    Jan 7, 2003
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    Not familiar with those mics. $700 (as you know) isn't a lot to spend on 2 mics let alone a whole cabinet but I've been there. For what its worth, when I started building a decent project studio I had about 5 grand set aside for mics but I ended up spending it elsewhere. What I did buy was limited to good deals from companies that were trying to crack the market.

    Looks like Marshall may be yesterday's Oktavas and there are rock steady standby's (everyone recommends them because they work and last) like the Shure 57's, Shure Beta's, and Sennheiser 421. If I were staying with $700 I'd probably check out the:

    Marshall 2 mic package $99.00
    1 lg diaphragm (vocal)
    1 sm condensor (hi hat)
    3 Senn. e604s (set can be had for) $250.00
    1 AKG D112 (kick & bass) $199.00
    1 Shure sm 57 (can't miss) $ 99.00

    That's 7 mics for $650 and taking a flyer on the Marshalls, the others are pro quality and you'll always be able to use them.

    The other way to go is to buy the best $700 mic value you can find and buy as you go. I started out with an AKG 414 in '89 for $900. Guess what? Its still worth that or considerably more and I now have 17 mics in the cabinet and I use every one of them.
  4. emokidsimon

    emokidsimon Guest

    i use sennheiser microphones, for vocals and they are very good quality, but my mate uses these drum mics for his home studio and they sound great. but i still need other peoples opinions?
  5. impro

    impro Guest

    Man.For the price you can get the E900 sennheisers....no mics go even closer in value.Maybe the rode S-1 for $200 is another deal like that.
  6. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    Dec 11, 2004

    D6 kick $200
    pair of the above metioned akg c430 $200, or a pair of new kel mic for like $200/pair can use these mics for drum ohs, acoustic gtr, vox, the kels for gtr, very versitile
    a couple sm57s at $80-90 a pop, 180 can use for vox, snare, toms, gtr, horn, what ever really
    I agree with impro about going DI with the bass so you should get a nice stereo DI so that you can record stereo keyboards and/or synths, or if you absolutly insist on miking the bass (like some bass players do) then you could over dub the cab with the d6 or use the sm57

    then i would save up to buy the sennheiser 3 pack of e604s for your toms, very small good, and sound good, but those are another $330 for

    and that should be close to the $700

    these are all mics you can use for a while until you get more money to get more mics, I know from my own use that the akg c430s are very dependable, i've used them for about 5 years with no problems, and the d6 is built like a tank, the sm57s are tanks too, i don't know about the kel mics from what i hear they seem to be built well,

    this is just what i would do if i started all over... just my 2 cents

  7. impro

    impro Guest

    Bobo...Try the boundry e901 on kick.I swear you'll love it.
  8. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    Dec 11, 2004

    i've takin a look at those new mics, now tell me, am i going to like it better than my d6? or what.

    later man
  9. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    The D6 is hard to beat! I say go with the Audix D6. Or an ATM25
  10. gumplunger

    gumplunger Active Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Ewww Samson drum mic packs, not what you want if you want good sounding tracks. Listen to the above advice instead.
  11. impro

    impro Guest

    Re: re

    Did you Look or hear?
  12. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    I highly recommend the D6 as well. IMO its an amazing mic that makes my job eqing the kick really easy. For some bands I don't even have to do any eqing just tweak the levels and I'm done. I didn't have the same results with the shure beta.
  13. Antho

    Antho Guest

    Hey Jonnyc

    It's SpeckO (anthony) from over @ gas :)

    re: the beta and d6...I find the beta more of a 'what is there' mic, where the d6 is more coloured to achieve an instantly good commercial sound, which isn't always what you are after...

    The Beta 52 is a good base to get a variety of kick sounds imo...with EQ, comp and positioning.

    Both rock for their own purposes 8)

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