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LDC for Drum OH's that are less than $800? Dynamic Microphones
Old 28th August 2007
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LDC for Drum OH's that are less than $800?

I want to mic up a drum set and I am going for a less is more approach. I might employ some of the techniques of Glyn Johns or use OH's and a kick mic. What I am not going after is the current rock sound. I am looking more Charlie Watts, and John Bonham. So for those of you that dig that sound and record that sound can you recommend some LDC mics that won't have me saving money for two years. I have looked at the AT 4047, the AT 4050, and the ATM450. If you are into the sounds I mentioned and have had success with a LDC I would love to hear about it. Thanks!

btw, at this point I am leaning towards the 4047.
Old 28th August 2007
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Originally Posted by bdunard View Post
btw, at this point I am leaning towards the 4047.
Good choice dude. I quite agree !

They are a little bit over the 800$ budget and at that point you should consider also a used pair of 414's ( ULS version ). Definitely a step over the 4047's
Old 28th August 2007
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And the ADK TL's which are a step above the AKG 414 BULS, IME.
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+1 on the 4050's. Large and Meaty.
Old 28th August 2007
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I have listened to many sites and I know that it isn't like listening in real world but...

The 4047 samples seem consistently less big in the very bottom, while having more seperation in the low mids, the highs are there but not quite as resonant as the 4050 and 4060.

I have a 4060 and I really like it but it does have a "fizz" at 10K that I don't hear in the 4047.

I really want to try one of the tele mic's but that would eat my whole budget as I am also buying an API 3124+ to compliment my Great River MP2NV.

The only mics I have now are:

AT4060
SM7B
57's
Beta 58's
SM81's

So I think a nice pair of utility LDC's would be a nice add. If I got the 4047's then I could add an RE20 and a couple of ATM450's as well. I found the 450's while doing searches regarding the 4050 and 4047. They are too cheap to pass up for a pair.
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I have a friend who uses a pair of ADK TCs as drum overheads, and they sound really incredible. They are $5-600usd each IIRC.
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I agree on the 4047's as OH's. I love how they can slightly cut the edge off of cymbals in a pleasing way.

I'm now using ribbons though so....heh
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