“Starting with the kick drum, I used an AKG D30, but then I sometimes used the Shure Beta 52A and I used a [Yamaha SKRM-100] Subkick too at times. On the snare drum, I had a [Shure] SM57 or sometimes the Telefunken M80. It’s a little more of an open kind of mic. With the toms, I used a [Shure] Beta 52A on the floor tom, which I really liked. It’s really got a lot of bottom and some top but it’s got a thing where it kind of glues things together with the rest of the kit when you bring it in. It worked really well with the overhead mics. I also used a [Shure] SM7 on one tom. For overhead mics, of all things, I used these [MXA] MCA SP1s. "more
Cheap, does the job. Sound quality isn't great, you somewhat get what you pay for, but it's far better than other mics in its price range. I've heard that, except cosmetically, it's identical to the MXL V67G, for about 1/4 the price, as a result of a patent infringement settlement. I'm not sure if that's actually true, though. In any case, at some point it seems the two companies merged, so if you find one now (seen one recently on Amazon), it's now an MXL SP1.
The mic isn't great, but it is far from bad. Especially considered they use MXL parts.
MCA was always part (franchise) of MXL. And at one point they merged. Like Jesse said, they use MXL V67G parts. And if you want to use this mic as a genuine MXL V67G mic, there is a guy found on google who upgrades these mics for you, and replaces some critical components, to have a fully professional mic. So don't throw these things away! For this solution is still cheaper then buying a brand new, pro- mic.
I use this to play around with vocalizers and this one suits fine. For professional sound recording over mic, I would attent a recording studio, since my studio is not designed for mic recording. And since I am not a singer, it's fine.
It's nice to have this thing around. Knowing that when I need a pro mic, I don't need much money. I'll just upgrade this one.