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Old 05-07-2003, 06:17 PM
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Default micing a drummer - mics to use, cost of mics and cables

what should i expect to pay for enough mics and cables to mic a drummer with a normal sized trap set well? and i guess i will need pres to have enough inputs. what pres would you recommend and at what cost?

thanks a lot on advice as i upgrade the studio. . .

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Old 05-07-2003, 06:35 PM
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I am getting some damned hip sounds out of a Digimax 96, a Sennheiser 421 in the kick and a pair of NT5s overhead. I use other stuff (NT1 and 57s, two each) too, but could mix it out and still have a fine tone. Cost of the 421 and NT5s? Less than $550 for the three. Cables? Maybe another $60. The Digimax would sort of be the wildcard. Thats almost $1200.

Don't let anyone tell you you can't get a good tone out of 3 mics.
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Old 05-07-2003, 06:59 PM
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Preamps figure if you go lightpipe (Octapre, my choice, or digimax, etc) you'll spend about $1400 with cabling if you want to monitor analog.

Mics can run anywhere from $700(a beta 52 or D112, a couple oktavia condensors and a few 57's) to tens of thousands.

cables, about $20 each.
Stands, if you use low budget ones, $250.

So figure $2400 with some buffer. don't forget you need a snake to get them mics from the drum room to your control room, and headphones for the drummer to monitor with.

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Old 05-07-2003, 07:57 PM
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Don't let anyone tell you you can't get a good tone out of 3 mics.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Most pros will tell you that's all you need.
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Most pros will tell you that's all you need.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sez who? Sure, lotsa guys use 3 (or two), but who does "most pros" refer to?
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