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    .............that rabbits dynamite!


    Hows about AKG C1000 [digressingly rabbitly].


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    414's to rent up here in Toronto are about 75$ a week...


    C1000 are about 25$ p/week

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    You asked in your original post if overheads were worth it. Overheads are where most of your drum sound comes from. The close mics are just to reinforece the sound. So if your overheads sound like crap, think how your drums will sound.


    Using good quality overheads are worth every single penny.

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    thanx intune-ya i just did a test and tried my Realistic PZm mics-I know they're
    not great but they have more top-not as mid rangy harsh as a 57-
    so i imagine if I go to akg's I will benefit.

    ...even the PZMs made the kit " breath" a bit better overall.

    Ive got some great drum sample libraries to A/B[unfortunately they're too good]-
    Peter Erskine-Steve Gadd-etc.

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    414's are great but your Mackie pres aren't going to help much at that level. There are other less expensive LDC mics you can use on OH's that sound excellent.

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    Thanks Dan-i've taken note of that list.


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    I would just buy two MXL 603 mics. Sounds great. Costs less.

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    603s sound a little thin as overheads to me. SP B1 would be a similiar choice to the AKG 414s.

    $75 a week for microphones is dirt cheap though! See if you can rent some better preamps too to run them with. If you did something like that it would be worth the rental in my opinion. Or buying a good pair and renting out a good preamp also will be an excellent choice.

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