#1
ahh... gonna mic my drums for recording soon, can't decide between a shure drum mic package or a 3-pack of sennheiser e604's.

good things about the shure package: comes with a bass mic, and i could use the sm57's for micing everything else.

bad: gonna have to use a stand for the bass drum mic i think.

good things about the e604's: they're just plainly awesome.

bad: no bass mic, and the others could only be used for drums.

sounds like the shure would win, but do the sennheisers perform better than the shures? i just like them a lot...

shure package

sennheiser package
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#2
Shures are always a good bet.

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EDIT: You might want to buy another mic, like a SM58, and set it up about 5 or 10 feet from the set so you can pick up a kind of muffled ambient sound.

How are you planning to set up the mics anyways?
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#3
what's good about the ambience? mostly because i'm not entirely sure what ambience is.

as far as setting up goes, i was going to experiment because i've never worked with drum mics before. but there would be a sm57 on the snare to pick up that and the hi-hat. another over my tom, and the last on the floor tom. the bass mic would be uh, maybe 6 inches from the drum. and for overheads i would use my friends sm48s.
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#4
How much is a mic boom stand? I say go with the shure, and save up for a mic stand.
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#5
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How much is a mic boom stand? I say go with the shure, and save up for a mic stand.

the ones on musician's friend are all cheap, and ones around me are cheap and shitty too, i have one, and it's so unsturdy.
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#6
God I need to invest in some recording stuff. I've been using one area mic for the whole kit .
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#7
It more or less picks up the whole room. When I make demos, I suspend it a few feet directly above the drum kit with a boom, then I put it in the middle of the room for when I do the guitars so that they all sound the same distance. It sounds fine for my purposes, but if you want to sound professional, you should really get stuff made specifically for drums.
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#8
yeah, my friend recorded us a while ago using an area mic. wasn't too happy with the results. so yeah, this is a must have.
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