I Need To Buy Some Drum Microphones

Posted: October 06, 2010 09:30 PM

Andy Doerschuk_1

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I plan to buy a microphone setup for a four-piece kit — 20” kick, 14” snare, 12” tom, 15” floor — and a submixer for my drum mikes with a stereo out. Any suggestions? (I know — ask a stupid question ...)

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Posted: October 07, 2010 08:11 AM

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Hi Andy

I provided some percussion work in the studio over the summer and the engineer used AKG C-1000’s for my congas and RODE NT-1a condensors. Both microphones are well made, reasonably priced and have received great user reviews in Sound on Sound magazine, so you might want to check them out.


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Posted: October 07, 2010 08:19 PM

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I’d say that the AKG 1000s are awesome overheads (i have recorded with them a few times), and for the drum mics, a Shure DMK 57-52 drum mic package (comes with 3 SM57s and a beta 52) would probably be awesome.  I have some SM57s that are awesome, and it comes with a beta 52, which i’ve heard awesome things about.  It also comes with all the mounting hardware. As for the submixer, i’d reccomend Behringer.  They have some great products for very little money.

Posted: October 10, 2010 09:34 AM

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DrumsRock - 07 October 2010 08:19 PM

and for the drum mics, a Shure DMK 57-52 drum mic package (comes with 3 SM57s and a beta 52) would probably be awesome.  It also comes with all the mounting hardware. As for the submixer, i’d reccomend Behringer.  They have some great products for very little money.

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Posted: October 10, 2010 08:01 PM

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oh i forgot to add in my earlier post: if you can live with only one overhead, then you should get a Behringer 1002B mixer.  It has 5 mic inputs and a stereo out. it is the largest and most simple mixer before you start to get into the big mixers, so you could get this for $100, or you could get one that has 8 mic inputs for around $250.

Posted: October 10, 2010 10:21 PM

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You guys are great. Thanks for the input.

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Posted: October 11, 2010 05:06 AM

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ive been wondering about mikes too. what about a bass mic? or is that the beta 52?

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Posted: October 11, 2010 10:42 AM

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beta 52 is a kick mic, but you can use it for instrumental applications that require a lot of low end, like miking acoustic basses and bass amps

Posted: October 13, 2010 06:17 AM

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ooooo ok.

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Posted: November 01, 2010 09:17 AM

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I got an Audix set of mics, with D6 for kick, i5 for snare, (2) D2 for toms and a D4 for floor tom. Fantastic package, and works very well for live and studio. Excellent package.

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