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How to mic a drum kit with Shure Mics DMK – Global Sound

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Miking a drum kit for a live performance, minimalist set up with the shure drum microphone kit.

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  • 5 stars!! Thanks for sharing!

    hiphopsamplez

    September 3, 2012

  • Love the “please steal from the gear room!” haha

    Kitus57

    September 3, 2012

  • Cool video, good information.

    jkjacko

    September 3, 2012

  • all the xlr cables are going to a sounddesk where you can equalize all your mics seperatly. That sounddesk could have an amp built in.

    SuperSoulDrummer

    September 3, 2012

  • .

    Overheads are actually the most important mics for recording drums. For live performance, i use just 2 overheads and a bassdrum mic and it sounds awsome! For studiorecording i use also the snare and tom mics. The overheads will get your kit sounding really full and professional in the studio!

    There are seperate mics for recording cymbals but working with just the overheads is already very satisfieing!

    SuperSoulDrummer

    September 3, 2012

  • condensers are primmary for cymbals..acoustic guitars and some for vocals……(im not saying its just for that…)

    julioalex922

    September 3, 2012

  • What do microphones for drum sets plug into? amps?

    HandPeopleHandPeople

    September 3, 2012

  • Buy a mixer. You plug all the cables into a mixer and the mixer creates one sound from all the instruments. The Behringer Xenyx mixers are cheap and get the job done. You’ll need one more cable to put it into your output source (computer, amp, speakers).

    simplyunclassifiable

    September 3, 2012

  • ok this is just scary

    shazibIsMySon

    September 3, 2012

  • This may sound like a stupid question, but I’m new to drums and need an answer a.s.a.p. please.

    When you mic drums do you only get the good through a computer or is there something you can buy to plug it in too an guitar amplifier?

    And when I play will hear my drums the way they are or the drum mic effect?

    please if you know and are 100% please reply

    lfcanishlfc

    September 3, 2012

  • when using them live yes it makes them louder…but when when recording with them you mic each drum and run them into a mixer or preamp interface and into a computer. there you can edit and add eq’s to each individual drum or cymbal differently…you can make crappy sounding drums pretty good(if your drums sound crappy…mine don’t)

    Hysteriaqwerty

    September 3, 2012

  • I knew this guy before he was famous… North Auckland Toyota shirt rings a bell

    nazizombie42

    September 4, 2012

  • it’s too bad he has no videos of him drumming

    AlexjBartlett

    September 4, 2012

  • you’re insane but brilliant, this is how all “how to” videos should be done

    AntonC1888

    September 4, 2012

  • im looking at a peavey pv8, but you might need the next one up since you use a 5 piece. i play a 4

    teggykid952

    September 4, 2012

  • Just makes it sound better. Not necessarily louder.

    explodingpimp

    September 4, 2012

  • in a studio you record it to a computer and edit it on there

    Insanea7x

    September 4, 2012

  • great Video, informativ! Thx

    HeavyDude3000

    September 4, 2012

  • If you are planning to purchase any mics it is best to hear them in a real situation, not compressed to death via Youtube.

    notjareth

    September 4, 2012

  • Overhead mics are used to capture a stereo image of the entire kit.

    notjareth

    September 4, 2012