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Drum mic clips for recording?
Old 9th January 2009
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Drum mic clips for recording?

Hi all,

I'm a bit of a neat freak sometimes, and having stands and wires all over the place when I'm recording drums really does my head in.

Just wondering of using a drum mic clip like this would be ok?

DRUM MICROPHONE CLIP Rim Mount Mic Clips Snare/Tom Mics on eBay, also Microphone Accessories, Microphones, Pro Audio Equipment, Musical Instruments (end time 09-Jan-09 16:35:45 GMT)

Especially on snare and floor tom, as these are the trickiest to get to with my drummers setup. Are they ok to use, or would they pickup unwanted vibes through the shell?


Old 9th January 2009
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The clips in your link look a little more robust but somewhat similar to those that came with my Sennheiser E604s. In my case, the mics did vibrate quite a bit with those clips whenever the tom was hit and the 'phasing' sound bothered me. I ended up putting the 604s on stands.

Maybe you can find a smaller stand to do the job and not be so obtrusive.

Good luck
Old 9th January 2009
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Cheers for that.

I am addicted to smaller stands too - cute little things!

I guess I'll need a couple more.....

For me it's the perfect neat drum setup really - mini stands for the kit and a single tall stand for a stereo overhead.

Simplicity itself! I call it STEALTH MICING......

Old 9th January 2009
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CAD and Audix make rim mount clips with rubber bushings; I haven't used either, but the Cads are cheaper and appear to be more robust, though both are said to be a bit fiddly to mount on some rims.



Don't know if they're available in your neck of the woods.
Old 9th January 2009
Keep in mind that hanging a mic and clip off of the drum's rim can alter the sound of the drum, as there will be extra weight and tension on that part of the rim. It would probably be better to just grit your teeth and stick with the stands.
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