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Description

When recording drums, you need a mix of microphones to capture professional results. You’ll need clip mics that work well on snares and rack toms; a mic designed for low-frequency sources like the kick drum; and overhead mics to capture room sounds and natural reverb.

It is important that drum microphones have focused pick-up patterns to limit the bleed from other instruments, and have a high-SPL to eliminate internal clipping when the drummer plays with passion and attack. For miking the individual elements of a kit, the best mics are small and non-intrusive so the drummer does not feel limited when recording. These mics must also be rugged enough to withstand the inevitable collision with a drumstick.

This drum microphone package from Sennheiser has all of the above and more for detailed drum miking. It comes with 2 Sennheiser e 614 Overhead Condenser Microphones; 4 Sennheiser e 604 Dynamic Cardioid Instrument mics for snares and toms; and 1 Sennheiser e 602 II Cardioid Instrument Microphone for the kick drum.

Sennheiser e 614 Overhead Condenser Microphone
The Sennheiser e 614 is a supercardioid back-electret condenser microphone. The e 614 mic was designed for demanding instrument recordings that require extended frequency response, high SPL, fast transient response and compact mic size. While percussion pick-up was the first design priority, the e 614 also works exceptionally well on woodwind and string instruments, and is a good choice for flute and sax where it captures the full body of the instrument. The e614 can handle high SPLs and features a medium sensitivity, which ensures reduced bleed from other instruments onstage. Because of its excellent acoustic properties this mic is also ideal for home recording.

Sennheiser e 604 Dynamic Cardioid Instrument Microphone
The response and cardioid pattern of the Sennheiser e 604 Drum Microphone is optimized for use on drum sets, while also producing exceptional results on brass and woodwinds. Sennheiser e 604 mics handle very high SPLs, with clear, balanced, low-distortion signals similar to high-end studio condenser mics. Lightweight voice coils provide extended high frequency and rapid transient response. Tough reinforced fiberglass bodies take knocks and shocks and suppress impact noise.

Sennheiser e 604 Dynamic Cardioid Instrument Microphone
The response and cardioid pattern of the Sennheiser e 604 Drum Microphone is optimized for use on drum sets, while also producing exceptional results on brass and woodwinds. Sennheiser e 604 mics handle very high SPLs, with clear, balanced, low-distortion signals similar to high-end studio condenser mics. Lightweight voice coils provide extended high frequency and rapid transient response. Tough reinforced fiberglass bodies take knocks and shocks and suppress impact noise.

Sennheiser e 602 II Cardioid Instrument Microphone

The Sennheiser e 602 II is a cardioid instrument microphone especially suitable for use with bass drums, bass guitar cabinets, tubas, and other low-frequency instruments.
Features
  • Includes (2) Sennheiser e 614 Overhead Condenser Microphones
  • Includes (4) Sennheiser e 604 Dynamic Cardioid Drum Microphones
  • Includes (1) Sennheiser e 602 II Cardioid Instrument Microphone
Warranty
2 year warranty, including the Evolution wireless. Sennheiser Evolution wired mics have a 10 year warranty.

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