Best microphone kits for recording drums

Best microphone kits for recording drums

Recording drums and percussion instruments aren’t as easy as recording vocals. You need a whole microphone setup and an array of different microphones to effectively pick up the notes of each instrument in the drum set. For such a case, you need a drum mic kit. These kits come with several different microphones tuned for different uses. You can use them to catch impressive details on drums, with each thud, each snare sounding crisp and clear. These mic sets are also easy to use and come with convenient carrying cases, making them ideal for musicians not only at home but also those on the move. 

Shure PGADRUMKIT7 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit

This drum microphone kit is one for professionals. It comes with 7 total mics- 1x PGA52 Cardioid Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone, 3x PGA56 Cardioid Dynamic Snare/Tom Microphones, a PGA57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone, and 2 PGA81 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphones. To capture the sound of each instrument in the drum kit, it is vital to have these many microphones. Along with that, it also comes with mounts and cables, which make for convenient recordings. The mics and other accessories are built to last and won’t take a hit even in rugged conditions. Just set it around your drum kit, and you’re ready to record. 

Samson DK707-7-Piece Drum Mic Kit

Samson's DK707 7-Piece Drum Mic Kit is a collection of professional quality microphones designed to provide excellent sound for close-mic performance. It includes one Q71 Kick Drum Microphone, four Q72 Instrument Microphones and two C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones. Featuring high SPL handling, the Q71 is optimised to capture the full essence of your bass drum. With a specialised frequency response, the Q72s help reproduce the natural tone and attack of your snare drums and toms. Lastly, the C02s are perfect for overhead and ambient miking applications. Also included with swivel-style adapters for each and every mic, as well as tension-mounted rim clips for the Q72s, the DK707 makes for quick and easy setup. 

JTS TXB-7M Stage Seven Piece 7 Drum Microphone Kit

This is a mic kit for convenience. It has a hard-shell carry case that works against microphone damage. The 7 mics included are a TX-2 and 4 TX-6s, and 2 TX-9 microphones. The JTS TX-6 dynamic microphone is specifically designed for close-mic recording of snare drums, tom-toms, percussion instruments, guitar amplifiers, brass and woodwind instruments and various other acoustic instruments in live performance or in recording studio applications. The JTS TX-2 dynamic super-cardioid microphone provides an articulated bass response for the making of kick drums. The JTS TX-9 cardioid condenser microphone offers warmth for acoustic instruments. This is undoubtedly the pick for versatile users. 

AKG Drum Set Session I – High-performance complete Drum Kit Microphone Pack

The Drum Set Session I from AKG is a high-performance drum microphone set and the ideal all-in-one starter kit. It delivers an impressive combination of performance and value. With seven microphones and accessories packed in a durable aluminium carrying case, it provides all the essentials needed to capture a complete drum set. It can also be used for miking percussion, bass and guitar amps, brass, woodwinds and other instruments. All microphones feature a durable metal casing, rugged spring steel microphone grill, scratch-resistant finish and maximum SPL capabilities. The set contains a P2 bass drum microphone, two P17s for overheads, and four P4 sets for toms and snare.
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