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CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece)  

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The CAD Pro-4-Drum Mic Pack is designed to cover the miking needs of the touring drummer or percussionist with ease, excellence, and economy. The pac...Read More

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Essential mics for any drummer's gig bag.

The CAD Pro-4-Drum Mic Pack is designed to cover the miking needs of the touring drummer or percussionist with ease, excellence, and economy. The pack consists of one CAD KM 212 dynamic kick drum microphone, two CAD TM 211 tom mics, and one CAD SN 210 dynamic snare mic with a frequency response specifically tweaked for snare. The CAD TM 211 tom mics and CAD SN 210 snare mics include integral shockmount mic clips for optimal sound and easy mounting.

FEATURES
  • One KM 212 dynamic kick drum mic
  • 2 TM 211 tom mics with integral shockmount mic clips
  • One SN 210 dynamic snare mic with integral shockmount mic clip

Let them hear every detail of your drums loud and clear. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece)

  • KM 212 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone:
  • Type: dynamic
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Sensitivity: -86dB
  • Output impedance: 150ohms
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-16KHz
  • Length with mount: 4.54"
  • Diameter: 2.36"
  • Weight: .66 lbs.
  • TM 211: Dynamic Percussion Microphone
  • Type: dynamic
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Sensitivity: -75dB
  • Output impedance: 600ohms
  • Dynamic range: 110dB
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-16KHz
  • Maximum SPL: 132dB (1% THD, open circuit)
  • Length with mount: 3-1/2"
  • Diameter: 1.65"
  • Weight: .43 lbs.
  • SN 210 Supercardioid Dynamic Percussion Microphone
  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar pattern: Supercardioid
  • Sensitivity: -75dB
  • Output impedance: 300ohms
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-16kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 132dB(1% THD, open circuit)
  • Length with mount: 3-1/2"
  • Diameter: 1.65"
  • Weight: .43 lbs.
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CADPRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece)
 
4.3

(based on 37 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Performances (6)
    • Home studio (5)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful sounding mics

    I have owned my CAD mics for just over a year and they still sound great... For anyone that's used them and said they aren't good or they sound cheap, I suggest you...Read complete review

    I have owned my CAD mics for just over a year and they still sound great... For anyone that's used them and said they aren't good or they sound cheap, I suggest you hire a sound man that knows how to adjust your sound you need help... These mics hold up to any brand that cost 3X as much... If they are clipping when your playing you have the gain to high.

    Keep in mind buying any set of drum mics is only the beginning to this endeavor... You will need a good set of cables to plug these things into your sound source... You will also need a sound source including a sound board...
    I use a smaller micro board that sits behind my drum kit. All the mics are plugged into it so I can control what every mic is picking up and see if any of them are clipping... This micro board is then linked to a house PA... One quality cable does it all if your plugged in to a house PA at a club...
    This 4 pack mic includes sturdy clips that mount to each drum rim... Very sturdy mounting and very pronounced diaphragms in each mic.

    I have experimented with placement and found them to sound differently when they are directly aimed at the drum head vs angled... If you angle them they actually pick up a wider field of the drums and background ie: other instruments next to the drums.

    Bass drum mic is excellent. I'm using it inside a 26" X 18" mahogany bass drum... I have it installed inside the drum using a mounted mic stand attached to one of the drum spurs. The mic is suspended using a stand and centered in the middle of the drum facing the batter but backed off and not close to the batter head...The sound is amazing, giving a VERY deep thud with no signs of clipping,

    Snare drum mic is excellent. I'm using it inside a 14" X 7.5" maple snare drum. I have it installed facing directly downward not angled. It's picks up every sound crisp and clear...

    Tom mics are also excellent and very articulate. My kit is a mahogany kit. One 13"X 10" tom and two floor toms sizes 16" X 20" and 18" X 20" ...I use one tom mic mounted at the top of the tom and angle it. The other tom mic is mounted to the smaller floor tom and also angled...I found that an angle set up with just the two tom mics allows the other parts of the kit to be picked up through the PA...
    Heavy duty clamps...Very sturdy once they are positioned. Mine have been hit accidentally during playing and have never come loose or fallen off...Cone metal grill covers are a plus especially if they are dropped or hit.

    Diaphragms inside the mics are very articulate they seem to do the job clearly...
    I bought these mics because of the price. I think I made the right choice buying them vs paying more for another brand name...These hold up to any higher priced mic on the market.

    Over all great value and I would recommend them to anyone looking to mic up their drum kit. The price is very fair and worth buying them hands down.

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    Be Careful...

    I ended up returning these mics. They sounded good at sound check but were extremely difficult to get mounted. The mounts were only adjustable along one axis. The mics kept falling off during...Read complete review

    I ended up returning these mics. They sounded good at sound check but were extremely difficult to get mounted. The mounts were only adjustable along one axis. The mics kept falling off during the course of the set. They would work great if the mounts were removed and stands were used, but I wanted to haul the least amount of gear possible.
    The mounts were not very adaptable. They did not hold the mics through the entire set..
    The mics had good quality sound.
    Good value for the price but you get what you pay for.

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    4.0

    Impossible to Beat for the Price

    By GUITARMAN412

    from North Andover, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

      I record all of my music from my bedroom, and I didn't have a huge budget for drum mics. I couldn't resist this package (since I already had overheads laying around), so I bought them. Here's a quick overview of some things to know before buying:

      SETUP: Setting them up is a breeze, the snare and tom mics have rubber strips that latch onto the rims, and you can tighten up their grip. Just make sure you screw it in pretty tight, because depending on the gap between rim and head, you have to make sure they get a firm grip. However, in my case, they stayed put despite some heavy hitting.

      DURABILITY: These are very durable too. Occasionally, one of my drummers will hit the mic with his stick by accident, but these still sound just as great as the first use.

      SOUND: You definitely will need to mess around with the EQ settings on your mixer or DAW, probably more than a more professional, expensive set, but with some time you can get them sounding pretty good. My recommendation is to get your overheads alone sounding perfect, then introducing these mics into the mix one-by-one. I find that the snare mic is the star in this package, as it really captures the "fatness" of the drum. This mic combined with the overhead really gets a great sound. The toms can be a little tricker to get sounding good, but I find that a small boost in the low end and a cut in the mids around 400Hz does the trick. For my room, this is where the ugly "boxy" sound of my drums was present, so a cut there did wonders to the sound. As for the kick, you will have to experiment with how you place it. Too far out of the porthole and you will get nothing but a dull "thud," so definitely make sure you place it inside the drum to capture the "attack" from the beater. A boost in the lows here will help too.

      OVERALL: These are a really great bang for the buck. They do require some time just hitting the drums and working with the EQs to get the sound you want, but they will get there in time. Make sure your drums are sounding great in the room BEFORE you attempt to mic them, and they will be great! Just a note: you will need to grab a small mic stand for the kick mic if you don't already have one, and make sure to have plenty of mic cables! Thanks for reading.

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      4.0

      Good Mics

      By Bleikr

      from Konnarock, WV

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Limited Functions
      • Rim Clamps Not The Best

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

      Really good mic set. With careful placement and good soundboard personnel, these will mic up an eight-piece set.
      The adjusters have limited placement, and the rim clamps aren't the best, but overall this kit is well worth price.
      The worst part of purchasing this kit was Musician's Friend can't seem to get the shipping address correctly, so beware if you order here.

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      4.0

      Good mics for home recording

      By Earl

      from Waukesha WI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

        The microphone set is just what I expected. All you need is a short stand for the base drum and your ready to record your drum set. The rim clamps for the snare and toms work well and stay put.

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        4.0

        Great for the price!

        By Matt

        from Queen Creek, AZ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

          Great functional mics for the price! They will require some extra equalization, as the frequency response is a little odd. Not the most professional mics, but you can't beat 'em for the price! If you have an extra $300+, you may want to spring for the Sure set, but I'm very happy with these.

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          4.0

          CAD Drum Mics

          By JEich

          from Pierz, MN

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

            I have only had these microphones for a couple of days now, and I can say that they sound really good for what I payed. I already have a shure beta 52 mounted inside of my bass drum (which I don't plan on replacing) but the km212 would definately work well if you don't have any mic currently on your bass drum. The sn210 is great, sounds good in the few recordings I have done. The first tom mic is on my mounted tom (I play a 4 piece) and it sounds really punchy with very little eq. I wasn't sure how the tom mic would sound on my floor tom, so I compared the km212 to the tm211, and I thought that the km212 sounded too beefy for my floor tom. Not what I was looking for, but the tm211 actually works great on the floor tom. Overall this microphone pack is great, the mics don't sound like they are as cheap as they are. I highly recommend these to anyone doing any kind of recording.

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            4.0

            Good mic set

            By Bird

            from Hollsopple, pa

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

              Great price, good sounding mics, if you dont have alot of money these are worth every penny, they get the job done

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              4.0

              Best used on toms. Kick mic too.

              By Mark Dilley

              from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Clips Hold Well
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Great For Toms
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Limited Functions
              • Not versatile

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Floor Toms
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Rack Toms
              • Toms Floor Tom

              Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

              I have been playing drums for over 10 years, but in the recording and audio world, I have only begun. Me and my brother have started working on our very first Demo, and this is the first time I am recording actual instruments. On comparing the km212 to the Akg D550 on the kick drum, the km212 was pointed directly at the beater, completely inside the drum and I could not get a good attack sound that I did with the D550. Instead, the km212 provided a low end airy sound that was much quieter.

              I have even compared the two kick mics on my brother's Eiden Bass combo amp and the D550 blew the km212 away, to put it shortly.

              I finally compared the sn210 to the sm57 on my brass snare, and as I figured, the sn210 was beaten out by the sm57. The sm57 picked up the bright tone of the brass snare, while the sn210 only picked up the attack and no tone.

              So with my primary mics chosen for the snare & kick, I only had one place these mics could hold: the toms. I have 3 rack toms and a 16" floor, and the Km212 works great on the floor tom. The large diaphragm mic really makes the floor tom sound big! Getting a great sound out of my toms was not as important as my kick and snare, but these mics were pretty sufficient on the toms in general.

              Currently, all of the instruments for our Demo have been recorded and mixed and I am glad that these mics were on the "Stupid Deal Of The Day" when I bought them.

              If you are buying drum mics with limited income like I was, you should definitely get this set of mics to cover all your toms for cheap. Plus, it doesn't sound half bad on em anyway!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fine mics thru a quality system

              By CrawdadStew

              from York,PA

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

                Drummer in my band uses these and using them thru a series of progressively better PA systems, I think it's safe to say they are pefectly Ok drum mics if you have decent sounding system to put them thru. I could easily see though that thru a poor system they will not sound as good as a real quality drum mic.

                My experience with doing sound for multiple live bands is that a lot of drummers have no clue how to properly tune their drums, especially the kick and that even more sound guys have no idea how to mic a kick other than "put it in the hole" or worse yet, "lay it inside the drum". I have found that micing at the beater or along the edge of the outer head on the opposite side of the hole is often a better micing position. Inside the drum only works well if the drum is properly muffed.

                The kick drum mic produces an excellent sound when properly used. Yes it does. These are not expensive mics and should not be expected to sound like they are, but if your budget requires these you should not be disappointed. Buy these mics and put the savings towards a better PA system where it will be better used.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great for what i need

                By bill lippy

                from frederick, md

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

                  my band is not one that waste a lot of time searching for the perfect sound. in my book less is better, because you won't have as much to forget, and or deal with if there is a problem. so having written that, our drummer uses only a kick and snare with a cow bell, ride and hi hat. not a lot going on so far this has been prefect. they are small stay out of the way while he plays, easy to transport and produce a sound that is usable live.
                  not sure if i'd record with them yet, although i don't see why not. maybe i'd like to have the over heads as well for that, but when most people are listening to music over there phones the quality only matters to the guy recording it and producing said sounds.
                  so again for the cost of these mics, they have been great so far.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Be Careful...

                  By Kevin Brisbin

                  from Toledo Oh

                  Comments about CAD PRO-4 Drum Microphone Kit (4-Piece):

                  I ended up returning these mics. They sounded good at sound check but were extremely difficult to get mounted. The mounts were only adjustable along one axis. The mics kept falling off during the course of the set. They would work great if the mounts were removed and stands were used, but I wanted to haul the least amount of gear possible.
                  The mounts were not very adaptable. They did not hold the mics through the entire set..
                  The mics had good quality sound.
                  Good value for the price but you get what you pay for.

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