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Recording drums using existing mics, what is best for each?
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Recording drums using existing mics, what is best for each?

My band want to record some demos but we want keep the equipment spend down as much as possible. Up until now we have recorded with an electronic drum kit but we want to try to mic up the drum kit. I have some mics already. What would be be the best placement combinations for these mics? Should we get some more too?

Rode NTK large tube condenser (I have heard kick is this ok, it’s heavy how is this possible)?
Behringer C3 condenser (can this be used as an overhead)?
AKG C100s condenser mic (I’m pretty sure this would be best as an overhead)
Shure SM57 beta dynamic mic
Unbranded dynamic mic

Thank you in advance
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My band want to record some demos but we want keep the equipment spend down as much as possible. Up until now we have recorded with an electronic drum kit but we want to try to mic up the drum kit. I have some mics already. What would be be the best placement combinations for these mics? Should we get some more too?

Rode NTK large tube condenser (I have heard kick is this ok, it’s heavy how is this possible)?
Behringer C3 condenser (can this be used as an overhead)?
AKG C100s condenser mic (I’m pretty sure this would be best as an overhead)
Shure SM57 beta dynamic mic
Unbranded dynamic mic

Thank you in advance
The sm57 would be great on your snare. Could even use a second one on the kick tbh
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My band want to record some demos but we want keep the equipment spend down as much as possible. Up until now we have recorded with an electronic drum kit but we want to try to mic up the drum kit. I have some mics already. What would be be the best placement combinations for these mics? Should we get some more too?
What music genre will you be recording?
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