Originally Posted by foxxy
I've Got a smaller budget and bought the AKG rhythm pack for ~$700. any comments on mics? I also bought the shure drum pack with sm57s Im still waiting on shipping
Why did you buy two mic sets specified for drums? Anyway, can´t commend on those particular sets, but the D112 is a standard mic for BD, and AKG is a good company, so I guess the D40 for snare and toms would work well.
Same for the Shure-Set, SM57s are THE standard for Snare and will do well on toms, too. And the Beta 52A is a respected BD mic too.
So I guess you can´t go wrong with both sets, except maybe with the overheads. I usually find that the close mics are not as critical as the overheads. You can get away quite well with a lot of decent dynamic mics on snare, tom and kick, no matter if it´s AGK, Shure, Sennheiser, Audix etc.
Overheads can be more tricky, and if the work or not can vary more from situation to situation. I never worked with the AKG C430, so I can´t tell you if they are good allrounders.
I like my Oktava MK-012 a lot for overheads, the work most of the time, and I´ve got a pair of AT 3035 that work well too, if I think I need LDCs.
Still saving for a pair of ribbons to add to my collection.