mics on a budget

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jeronimo, May 24, 2001.

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  1. jeronimo

    jeronimo Guest

    What you guys think about this setup:
    2 Marshall MXL 603 (overheads)
    1 Oktawa MK 012 (bottom snare)
    1 RE 20 (kick)
    1 SM57 (top snare)
    3 Senn 604 (toms)
    1 Marshall MXL 2001 (vox)
    With this setup I should spend around... 1200 and I still have a spare MXL 2001... comments? Ideas?
  2. Gregg

    Gregg Guest

    Depends on the pre amps. They will make or break any effort with that selection of mics.

    With that said, I would recommend trying a single 2001 as an overhead, 57 on the +snare port+ and the RE20 on the kick. That'll leave several spare mics and most likely a better drum sound.

    The room will make a huge impact but you didn't mention that.

    And of course, YMMV


    TB :cool:
  3. it seems a good setup to, to start.
    I would get the Okatava MC012 FMSP from TheSoundRoom. They seems a very nice mics to me, and I use'em a lot, especially with the omni capsule.
    I personally don't like the E603 (I have 3 of'em), but just becasue I was fortunate enought o get a couple white MD421 for less than the price of 1 E604.

    good luck
  4. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Not a bad kit. Might want to look at the MXL V-67G rather than the 2001 as your large diaphragm condensor, folks seem to be more impressed with it. I also don't know about putting such a forest of mics up around a kit, I tend to use four mics at most. I think overheads and room mics get enough of the toms, generally, to dispense with seperate mics. If you want to go that way, you might want to try to sneek in an MD-421, which you can swap with the RE-20 or you can use one on kick and one on the bass amp so you have good seperation and clarity on each. It's a damned versatile mic, as is the RE-20. With a good pre, either is going to shock you on vocal tracks.

  5. jeronimo

    jeronimo Guest

    Thanx for the comments guys!! I really appreciate. Let me tell ya, I really love the 421s!!!! Those are the mics for toms, but unfortunatelly I cannot afford spending $300 bucks on each. If you guys can give some places where I can find them used for good prices :)? I know the room will make a huge difference so as the pre-amps. I don't know yet how my room is gonna be but I'm already getting my gear for my future home studio :) :)!!
    I'm using a Mackie 1604 Pro... what you guys think? By the way, I noticed the you guys don't like to mic the whole kit... what kind of music you record most?! I'm into heavy music, and I'm a drummer too :) so maybe I'm a bit... to worried about the drum sounds...
  6. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    May 14, 2001
    Mogadore, OH
    If you like your 421 try a 441 on snare. You may never use a 57 again.
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Hey guys, neat discussion...but not exactly right for the neighborhood...so I moved it over to Harvey's world. Seems like a slightly better place to have this discussion.

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