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EarthWorks Drum Mics DK7 – Are They Worth It? (2024)

EarthWorks Drum Mics DK7 – Are They Worth It? (2024)

Of all the quality microphone brands out there today, EarthWorks has managed to stand out as a high-quality premium choice. It is a trusted name amongst professional musicians purely because of its audio production capabilities. Natural and transparent.  One of EarthWorks’ top-level products is the DK7 drum kit ...

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The 5 Best Hi-Hat Mics for All Budgets (2024)

The 5 Best Hi-Hat Mics for All Budgets (2024)

Cardioid condenser microphones are recommended as the best types of mics for hi-hats, while omnidirectional mics also do the job pretty well. Hi-hats have a rich sound, and fast transients, and form a vital part of your drum kit, so you need a mic that will do it justice. My main recommended product is the Shure ...

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The 7 Best Snare Mics (2024) for Studio and Live Performance

The 7 Best Snare Mics (2024) for Studio and Live Performance

There are a lot of great snare mics on the market, but which ones should you buy? The snare is the most vital drum in your setup, and you should get a microphone that complements its sound as much as possible. My top recommended snare mic is the Shure SM57. It’s one of the most popular mics for snare drums, and ...

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The 5 Best U87 Alternatives (2024)

The 5 Best U87 Alternatives (2024)

The Neumann U87 is one of the most sought-after microphones for its rich sound and versatility but it comes at a cost! However, there have been serious attempts at recreating this highly successful classic large-diaphragm condenser microphone by other brands in a more affordable product. For those who can't afford ...

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The 7 Best Tom Mics (2024)

The 7 Best Tom Mics (2024)

You need a specific type of microphone to properly capture the sound from your tom drums. There are many mics made specifically for this purpose. Also, easily mountable tom mics can make things easier during setup. My top recommended tom mic is the Audix D2, due to its warm sound reproduction and low impedance. ...

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The 5 Best Vocal Mics for Singing Drummers (2024)

The 5 Best Vocal Mics for Singing Drummers (2024)

Quite a lot of drummers take on the role of backing vocals or even lead singing. In this case, the microphone needs to be carefully selected for the task. Since the hands of drummers are taken up by playing drums, and the kit surrounds them almost completely, it’s a bit difficult setting up the microphone so it ...

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How to Record Drums – The Ultimate Guide

How to Record Drums – The Ultimate Guide

This is your no-nonsense guide to recording drums. We will explain the different types of drum mics that you can use and different approaches to recording. We will also explain how to get the signal to your computer so that you can mix and process your recordings. What do you need to get started with recording ...

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The 7 Best Overhead Drum Mics (2024)

The 7 Best Overhead Drum Mics (2024)

Good quality overhead mics can make a massive difference to sound quality, both live and in the studio. You can even get away with a very minimal mic setup if the overheads are of good quality and well-positioned. Overhead mics stand out for drums because of the positioning they are designed for, especially the ...

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The 7 Best Kick Drum Mics (2024)

The 7 Best Kick Drum Mics (2024)

A kick drum mic should be able to capture a good mix of the low end from the bass drum, as well as the upper ranges to capture the high-end attack of the drum. This article lists out some of the best options available. My top recommended kick drum mic is the AKG D 112 MKII if you want an all-around quality ...

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The 7 Best Drum Mic Kits (2024) for Live and Studio Recording

The 7 Best Drum Mic Kits (2024) for Live and Studio Recording

Drum mic kits usually include all of the required types of microphones needed to fully mic up a drum set for live shows and studio recordings. This makes it a lot easier to shop for drum mics, as these kits include microphones that are well matched for their purpose. Drum mic kits are extremely useful for ...

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