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Old 31st July 2020
  #7
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The larger the drum, the harder it is to record. Past 22" drums, you need a great room to capture it right.


The reason to use acrylic drums is to prevent humidity from creating a problem it was a 70's solution to wood drums sounding like crap in high humidity. Would not suggest acrylic for recording.

I suggest metal drums for a big industrial sound.

I recorded a band that brought in a 55 gallon drum on a hammock like stand. It recorded much better than I expected.

If a big drum sound is desired, Cole 4038 is a great overhead. But over budget looking at the items you have listed.
For a great moving coil mic, you may consider HBMO 219