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CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece)   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 (phantom power required)
  • 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 167 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (108)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (63)
  • Easy to use (62)
  • Lightweight (55)
  • Compact (53)
  • Durable (36)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (5)
  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (47)
  • Home studio (44)
  • Amateur recording (40)
  • Outdoor events / games (39)
  • Professional recording (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (49), Professional musician (23), Novice (6)

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Have Realistic Expectations

By TyGuy

from New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

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

I will say first that you have to come into this mic set with realistic expectations. You will get what you pay for. I am generally an SM57 and Beta52 fan, and I knew that I would not be getting anywhere near that quality for the price I paid during a Stupid Deal of the Day promotion for this set. That said, I will review these mics for what they are. I just wanted to give that piece of information because I have recorded drums countless times over my 22 years of playing and have never had such a difficult time achieving a desirable sound. Originally, I purchased these as a backup set in case I found myself in a jam. I immediately noticed that the mics, as a whole, lack attack. Everything requires a lot of EQ work to improve the sound, which is still lacking after this process, in my opinion. The bass drum mic captures minimal true lows, thus making capturing definition difficult. Through EQ'ing, you may be able to improve this a bit, but the sound is still not to my liking. I play a Gretsch Renown Maple and, when using these mics, the bass drum sounds pretty cheap on sound captures (and nothing like it should). In person, my bass drum has a defined tone. Through the mic, however, it simply sounds "muddy." Mind you, I am using an Evans EMAD batter head, Evans muffler, and a Kickport. The snare and tom mics have a bit of a "hollow" sound. They, like the bass mic, lack attack. Even through EQ'ing, they sound far away and lifeless or, once again, "muddy." They lack definition despite their true sound in person (I use EC2s). Personally, I am not a fan of the clip/bracket system, as I find the wing nuts loosen, thus shifting the mic position halfway through a take. This, in my opinion, is unacceptable, as the sound (although already not stellar), gets changed mid-take. Could you use them for a demo? I mean, sure. However, go in knowing that this is all they could achieve, as a "true" sound is highly-difficult to obtain. As for me, I am going back to my SM57's and Beta52.

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5.0

This is my second set and worth spending the money again.

By cmartin2112

from St. Louis, MO

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

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

    My second set only because my first set got ripped off...

    The mics sound great and the mounts work exactly as they should. I don't have a single complaint about this product and would purchase again if I had to.

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    3.0

    recomended for simple coverage

    By Mr D.

    from Warren michigan

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

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

      I set a couple of these mics up to cover a couple dead spots on my drums kit. They set up & handled very easy. Placement was limited to one drum - one mic (as intended by their mounts). Sound quality was fair to good considering that I was using them in a loud on-stage environment...meaning i could tell I was getting signal, but really couldn't tell the sonic performance of the mics from my vantage point. I was told by audience that the drums sounded powerful, so I take it that they did their job in fine fashion!

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      5.0

      Great mikes for a great price.

      By Thunderfoot

      from Linden,Va

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

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

        Miking the drums is easy with these mikes.

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        5.0

        Best bang for the buck

        By redens

        from Chester, Va

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

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

          - Great sound with a small footprint
          - Hard case makes for safe storage and transport
          - Mounts could be beefier

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          5.0

          Nice ones

          By Dan

          from Mexico City

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

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

            I have Been using this microphones for a couple of weeks... I love them because they make me work on my creativity using them to record drums and other instruments. They have nice sound quality and I was surprised about how well they can record on a Non-studio ambient.

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            4.0

            Great buy, excellent use!

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            By JCAlexandres

            from NE Ohio, USA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

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

              I was surprised of the sound these unites provide. The size is great, almost no foot print on my drums, and fast setup when mixing a live performance.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great products with reasonable price.

              By Chues

              from MN

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Only 2 condenser mics.

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio

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

              Nice set which comes in a soft caring case.

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              5.0

              PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit (7-Piece)

              By Pro Drummer

              from Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

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

                Great Deal....!

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Drumming For Life

                By LA

                from Nashville

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

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

                  This sound great I was using a Sm57 on my snare and the over head mic`s really sound great. The bass mic needs a little tweaking in EQ settings but other than that it sounds great.

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