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How much does this setup cost?

Take this list which you already have typed up and put it into a spreadsheet. Make a column for "new price" and "used price". Then Google each item and check eBay. Then insert a sum formula under each column and you'll be able to see total cost new or used. Make extra columns for more...

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Drum Mic Advice

...NA (for now) Snr: 57 (though I'll be trying out an ATM450 for this) Snr bot: 57 Toms 1&2:421's (1 each) Tom 3: AKG D112 mkii OH: SM81's (because pros have used these for decades) HH: ATM450 Some sort of ambience: Rode NT5's The revision would cost $5800 less, but is it capable of getting the job done properly?

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Which budget drum mics to get?

That stuff sounds great. I do not know the Rode M5's bit everything else seems workable. I used to have the D112 and changed to either a RE20 or Soundelux U195 for kick and much prefer those, but the D112 should work! Here is a link where a method of setting up drums mics is...

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Product Description

The D112 MkII professional dynamic bass drum microphone features a new integrated flexible mount, while retaining all the sonic strengths that have made it's predecessor the industry-standard. Over the years the D112 has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best bass drum microphones ever made, for its high SPL capability, punchy EQ and bulletproof construction. The D112 MkII can handle more than 160 dB SPL without distortion. Its large diaphragm has a very low resonance frequency that delivers a solid and powerful response below 100 Hz. Its authoritative low end is complemented by a narrow-band presence boost at 4 kHz that punches through even dense mixes and loud stage volumes with forceful impact. One of the many reasons artists and sound engineers love the D112 MkII is that it requires no additional EQ to sound just right as soon as you bring up the fader. Further refining its performance, the D112 MkII features an integrated hum-compensation coil that keeps noise to an absolute minimum. In addition to being an exceptional bass drum mic on stage and in the studio, the D112 MkII is an excellent choice for miking electric bass cabinets and trombones.