#1
Anybody know of what mic's would be best for overheads on a drum kit for a demo
#2
What's your budget mate?
I've used a cheap set of Behringer C-2 as well as a decent kick mic, always got a decent sound using the xy config.
With money to spend there's AKG C100's, Oktava MK-012 which are much more expensive than the ones I have but better quality.
Do some researching on the net, there's plenty of reviews out there.
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Btw, I go on a drum forum called Mike Dolbear, I've learnt most of my drum type knowledge on there.
#5
If your budget is low (100-200 dollars) I have heard the a pair of Shure SM57's are pretty good for the price.
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Quote by S0n1c '97
If your budget is low (100-200 dollars) I have heard the a pair of Shure SM57's are pretty good for the price.


No good as overheads mate, 57's are for close micing the snare or hats.
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Quote by S0n1c '97
If your budget is low (100-200 dollars) I have heard the a pair of Shure SM57's are pretty good for the price.


Dynamic microphones like the SM57s do not capture high end (such as cymbals) very well. You want a pair of small diaphragm condenser microphones. I think you should be able to get a pair within that price but you will need a preamp or phantom power module along with that as well.
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Dynamic microphones like the SM57s do not capture high end (such as cymbals) very well. You want a pair of small diaphragm condenser microphones. I think you should be able to get a pair within that price but you will need a preamp or phantom power module along with that as well.


Interesting... Our Drummer uses 57's to mic his symbols... Seemed to work fine to me, however... I've noticed that I have to turn them up quite a bit which can cause a little feedback..

any brands and models of condenser mic's you'd recomend?
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#9
Se Electronics
AKG
Rode

All great companies if you want mics on a budget. None come to mind at the moment except for the Rode NT5 and the AKG C430. I've some mixed stuff about the APEX 185, I can't say what I think because I've never tried them.
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Se Electronics
AKG
Rode

All great companies if you want mics on a budget. None come to mind at the moment except for the Rode NT5 and the AKG C430. I've some mixed stuff about the APEX 185, I can't say what I think because I've never tried them.


Well that will give me a starting point for some research..

Thanks for the response..
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#11
I've been using Digital Reference DRC100s for my overheads. I think they sound great, and I have to do very little EQ-ing. Probably not your high end "studio" mics, but they do the job just fine for me, and they're quite affordable.

If you're interested in sounds, here's a link to a previous topic I made in regards to a set of mics I picked up. The last post has a quick recording of me goofing off on the kit, trying to hit whatever I could to see how the sounds balanced.

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#12
Hey Taerran those toms sound really nice, I'd maybe beef up the bass drum a bit and crack the snare with a rimshot more but a decent sound for a quick recording never the less.