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CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece)  

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This all-in-one drum microphone package by CAD contains one KM212 dynamic cardioid kick drum mic, three TM211 dynamic cardioid tom mics with attached...Read More

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A total drum set miking solution!

This all-in-one drum microphone package by CAD contains one KM212 dynamic cardioid kick drum mic, three TM211 dynamic cardioid tom mics with attached drum mount clips, one SN 210 dynamic cardioid snare mic with attached drum mount clip, and two CM 217 cardioid mini pencil condenser overhead microphones with external roll-off and pad. The 7-piece set comes in a convenient vinyl carrying case with shoulder strap.

FEATURES
  • One KM212 dynamic cardioid kick drum mic
  • Three TM211 dynamic cardioid tom mics with attached drum mount clips
  • One SN 210 dynamic cardioid snare microphone with attached drum mount clip
  • Two CM 217 cardioid mini pencil condenser mics with external roll-off and pad
  • Comes packaged in a convenient vinyl carrying case with shoulder strap
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CADPRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece)
 
4.5

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Good audio (49)
  • Lightweight (43)
  • Compact (42)
  • Durable (31)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (38)
  • Home studio (36)
  • Amateur recording (33)
  • Outdoor events / games (32)
  • Professional recording (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (39), Professional musician (18), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A solid set of drum mics.......Nice job.

I purchased these mics as a replacement for many more expensive professional mics that I had sold off throughout the years after closing a commercial studio. Some heavy hitters for professional studio use. Read complete review

I purchased these mics as a replacement for many more expensive professional mics that I had sold off throughout the years after closing a commercial studio. Some heavy hitters for professional studio use.
I'm filling a need in a home studio. I didn't expect to get "high quality/robust" mics....just enough to do the job on a budget, as it's mostly for personal/occassional use now vs. my Senny's, AKG's Shures, etc., which were used in that commercial studio day in and day out.
Well, I'm actually very satisfied with this set for drum miking - Yes..even the kick mic that many seem to have negative opinions about. It works fine.....it's all about drum tuning/damping/mic position and proper EQ....not over EQ.....watch for those phase issues which will pull things apart.....miking drums properly is an art.
The mics are quite good and robust for my applications.....they will find many other uses as they all have different characteristics, and that's why you pick certain mics, not just the most well known, or expensive mics. I used to follow the pros advice, spent tons of $$ and finally learned that these are tools, and the user needs to be a craftsman, and it's what can be done in a craftsman's hands that makes the "magic". As long as the tools are well designed, hold up, and work properly, the rest is up to the user. I'm very happy with this CAD set. Are there better mics.....sure....but will these get you what you need on a budget.....YES!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad for the price, lackluster sound

Pretty decent set of mics, not bad for demos and home recording, give you a nice clear signal from each mic without a lot of bleed, but they don't sound very 'sweet.'...Read complete review

Pretty decent set of mics, not bad for demos and home recording, give you a nice clear signal from each mic without a lot of bleed, but they don't sound very 'sweet.'

I could never get a good low pitched, fat floor tom sound out of any of the tom mics without a lot of EQ and compression, rack toms sounded ok though - The bass drum and snare mics were both ok, but nothing to write home about - The overheads felt ugly to me, and they didn't seem to sweeten up very much with EQ or reverb either.

In comparison I always used a relatively inexpensive set of 2 MXL condensers as overheads or room mics and either of those mics made the drumset sound better, fuller, and sweeter than the whole set of CADs. When listening back and mixing down I would almost always end up muting the CAD toms and overheads and using the MXLs instead.

I would've been better off spending a little more on a nice bass drum mic and an sm57 to go with my two good overhead condensers and doing a 4 mic approach (which is what I'm doing now).

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5.0

Beatiful sound. Price low. Fast shipping

By CMusic

from El Paso Texas

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

    Beatiful sound. Price low. Fast shipping!!!

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    5.0

    Great service and price.

    By Fred

    from Alabama

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Customer Service Great
    • Great Products And Price
    • Shipping Was Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

      Customer service great to deal with, shipping was fast and was a great price for the product. Can not ask for more than that. I did recomment this to a friend but they were sold out before he could order. Don't let any grass grow under your feet, the deals are great.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WowThe bottom end has returned.

      By Stephko

      from Paramus, NJ

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Sensative

      Cons

      • Phantom Power Required

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

      A vast improvement over our old mics. The sound quality brings out the deep drum sounds that where missing before and the record quality is also improved. They also are nicely balanced so easy and fast to setup. The clip on mounts saved a lot of money on hardware and work well. Not really a con but there are 2 mics in the kit that require phantom power to work. There is no mention in the description of that fact but they work great.

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      4.0

      Excellent

      By KidWing

      from Brownstown Twp, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great deal
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

        Really enjoying the sound and quality!

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        4.0

        Good sensative mic

        By Stephko

        from Paramus, NJ

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

          If you need to reverse the mic position in the clamp, there are lots of little washers that are easy to loose. Otherwise the clips are really easy and versatile to set up. A great upgrade from mic stands and booms all over the place.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Ecxellent Value for the price

          By Lucas

          from Fort Lauderdale

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Price And Sound

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

          Perfect for concerts

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Performance is great for the price!

          By Ron4950

          from Missouri

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

              Appears to be of decent quality and the reproduction of sound is good. A little disappointed in material used. The bodies seem to be of a plastic material which I guess will be alright providing the internal electronics are well shielded to protect from electrical interference.

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              5.0

              Good set of mics for the price

              By D-Drummer

              from USA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

                Very please with these mics, I use them everyday and havn't had any problems with them.Just not enough of them for my kit. Will order another set for my kit.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                You're crazy to pay more for drum mics!

                By FLO-Drummer

                from Fayetteville, Arkansas

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Kick Drum Mic Didn't Last
                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

                I have used these to record 2 (home) studio albums and a live album, plus, literally hundreds of gigs. Soundmen turn up their noses at the brand, then apologize after hearing the sound! I just bought a 2nd set, because after 8 years, I've had a couple of the mounting clamps break.

                I'll admit though, that the kick drum mic was an early casualty, after about 4-5 years of use. I replaced it with an Audix D6, because the CAD mic started sounding funny, then stopped altogether. I have used virtually all of the major brands of drum mics out there, but for my money, I wouldn't buy anything else!

                On the negative side, the mounting clamps are great for snare and toms, BUT not very versatile for anything else. Couldn't figure out a good way to use these for congas, bongos, etc.

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                5.0

                Much better than expected

                By D

                from South Florida

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Prompt Shipping

                Cons

                • Haven't found any yet

                Best Uses

                • Live Shows

                Comments about CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece):

                I was not really expecting the world because of the price (120 is relatively pennies for seven mics), but I was very pleasantly surprised. The shipping was fast (said to expect by Wednesday the next week and received Monday); was well-packed with plenty of padding paper in the box; overall kit is very lightweight. Sound on the Snare mic is awesome (imho the best mic of the lot), sound on the Kick is good to excellent, and the toms are fair to good. I have yet to try the condensers, but I am thinking their quality won't be far off the others in the kit either way. My strong recommendation is to use an EQ; it really brings out the abilities of these puppies. BTW, I am a guitarist, not a drummer: however, I run/set up the PA equipment (board, amps, processors, etc.), so am very familiar with mics, fields, etc. These 'ducers will give you good, strong and clean signal. I would not hesitate to recommend these to anyone.

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