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The only drum mic kit under $300 that is useable the co2 condenser mic is amazing and the other condenser mics are good quality too. The bass drum mics are alright and the toms are a little less quality then the condenser mics
toms are notoriously tough to close mic up even with great, expensive microphones.... in the studio I tend to lean on the room mics and the overheads and just bring up a little close mic signal in the mix to improve the attack and 'thud' in the mix. Live you are SOL when it comes to overheads and rooms. You will invariably have tons of funky, phasey bleed and need to keep those microphones that capture the whole kit and the entire band fairly low in the FOH mix. I am going to give you a tip here. Ditch the Samson rack tom mics and try a shure meta 58 on high tom and a beta 57 on mid tom live, get an akg D112 or an audix kick mic and put that on your bass drum, then put the Samson kick microphone under the floor tom and flip the phase and blend it in conservatively with one of their tom mics on top. Consider an audix i5 or shure beta 57 for top of snare pointed DIRECTLY DOWN at the rim and try another Samson mic udner your snare with the phase flipped pointed dead center to capture some of the 'thud' and the rattle of the strainers....
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