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Step up to CAD's best drum mic pack!

The CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Mic Pack gives you extended frequency response, superior sensitivity, and faster transient response to give your performance the nuanced, powerful amplified reproduction you want.

The CAD 7-Piece Drum Mic Pack includes one KBM412, 4 TSM411 mics, 2 ICM417 mics, and 4 DMC-1 mic clips.

The KBM412 is a rugged kick mic with powerfully accurate low-end reproduction. The TSM411 neodymium dynamic mic is an excellent and versatile percussion mic that excels for use with toms, snares, cymbals, and congas. With the ICM417 electret condenser mic, you get natural, transparent sound for rich amplification of cymbals and effect percussion. The mic clips offer secure, easy mounting for your mics with effective isolation, adjustable height, and strain relief.

FEATURES
  • One KBM412 rugged dynamic kick mic
  • 4 TSM411 neodymium dynamic mics
  • 2 ICM417 electret condenser mics
  • 4 DMC-1 mic clips
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CADPremium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit
 
4.3

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Acceptable Mics, beware large immovable clips and use the correct cables

Premium 7-piece Drum Mic Pack. SKU 271264
The mics, themselves, are fine but, admittedly, I had zero expectations and I don't know much about mics to begin with so probably anything...Read complete review

Premium 7-piece Drum Mic Pack. SKU 271264
The mics, themselves, are fine but, admittedly, I had zero expectations and I don't know much about mics to begin with so probably anything would be fine, to me.

I DO have some warnings, though:
The clips (for the snare and toms) are rather large and don't have a pivot. So, I feel like the mics get in the way of my playing. They're not in the way, really. They just FEEL like they are in the way because I can't pivot the clip and the mic is too far "inside" the circumference of the drum. The mic HOLDERS, themselves, have a slight pivot but the CLIPS do not. I just feel like I should be able to move the mics "back - out of the way" a little. I don't understand why they didn't allow the clip, itself, to pivot. Hopefully, I'll get used to it.

HOWEVER, for the snare, I just couldn't deal with it. So, I bought a small-footprint boom stand to hold the snare mic, rather than clipping the mic to the snare. Again, I just felt like the mic was in my way (too far inside the circumference of the rim) ... I mean, I can just imagine doing a fill and smacking the mic with my stick. Wouldn't that be great? Even the psychological aspect, I just couldn't deal with the mic being so far "inside" of the snare rim. So, again, I decided to by a boom stand for the snare mic.

Also, take note that the KICK mic and the TWO cymbal mics require PHANTOM power, meaning that they need XLR cables. The Musician's Friend rep sold the wrong cables to me for my mixer (which has both XLR and quarter-inch inputs). Quarter-inch cables DO NOT work for the kick and cymbal mics. Quarter-inch are fine for the other four mics (snare and toms) but XLR are required for the cymbal and kick mics. So the discount that MF extended to me is being wiped out by my having to pay for shipping to return the wrong cables that THEY sold to me. Admittedly, they're doing an even exchange even though the new (correct) cables are more expensive but, still ... if the MF rep had known what he was doing in the first place, I would've saved a few bucks. Now, I guess I'm just breaking even between the discount and the shipping costs. Well, maybe my review will save my fellow drummers some money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay

They are okay. Overheads are the best part if used right.
They are durable and the overheads can sound good if placed right. The kick drum mic lacks punch, so be...Read complete review

They are okay. Overheads are the best part if used right.
They are durable and the overheads can sound good if placed right. The kick drum mic lacks punch, so be sure to eq. The tom/snare mics aren't terrible, but they have bad off-axis rejection and pick up a lot of bleed in from the other elements on your kit (like excessive hi-hat sounds when your trying to mic your snare) and also seem a little too bright. If you can afford it, I recommend an Audix d6 kick mic, Shure sm57's for toms/snare and MXL 993 overheads. Unless you just need mics to get by for now I do not suggest buying these for serious recordings.
Durable.
Cheap for 7 mics.

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(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Acceptable Mics, beware large immovable clips and use the correct cables

By DANIEL WASSER

from Gaithersburg, MD

Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

Premium 7-piece Drum Mic Pack. SKU 271264
The mics, themselves, are fine but, admittedly, I had zero expectations and I don't know much about mics to begin with so probably anything would be fine, to me.

I DO have some warnings, though:
The clips (for the snare and toms) are rather large and don't have a pivot. So, I feel like the mics get in the way of my playing. They're not in the way, really. They just FEEL like they are in the way because I can't pivot the clip and the mic is too far "inside" the circumference of the drum. The mic HOLDERS, themselves, have a slight pivot but the CLIPS do not. I just feel like I should be able to move the mics "back - out of the way" a little. I don't understand why they didn't allow the clip, itself, to pivot. Hopefully, I'll get used to it.

HOWEVER, for the snare, I just couldn't deal with it. So, I bought a small-footprint boom stand to hold the snare mic, rather than clipping the mic to the snare. Again, I just felt like the mic was in my way (too far inside the circumference of the rim) ... I mean, I can just imagine doing a fill and smacking the mic with my stick. Wouldn't that be great? Even the psychological aspect, I just couldn't deal with the mic being so far "inside" of the snare rim. So, again, I decided to by a boom stand for the snare mic.

Also, take note that the KICK mic and the TWO cymbal mics require PHANTOM power, meaning that they need XLR cables. The Musician's Friend rep sold the wrong cables to me for my mixer (which has both XLR and quarter-inch inputs). Quarter-inch cables DO NOT work for the kick and cymbal mics. Quarter-inch are fine for the other four mics (snare and toms) but XLR are required for the cymbal and kick mics. So the discount that MF extended to me is being wiped out by my having to pay for shipping to return the wrong cables that THEY sold to me. Admittedly, they're doing an even exchange even though the new (correct) cables are more expensive but, still ... if the MF rep had known what he was doing in the first place, I would've saved a few bucks. Now, I guess I'm just breaking even between the discount and the shipping costs. Well, maybe my review will save my fellow drummers some money.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Totally worth the money

By Cindy Hoge

from Jersey

Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

So I've been playing drums for like 7 years or so and about 2 or 3 years ago I purchased a gretsch catalina ash set, it sounds great, I recommend that set to anyone who wants a good set for a low price.. I also bought a matching 16" floor tom... with that being said, I wanted a good pair of mics that wouldn't run my wallet dry; my brother is a music major and has 3 years of recording and mixing classes under his belt so I asked him what he'd use; I don't have a lot dollars to mic a 7 piece set with the mics he'd use. So what I did was I bought this 7 pac, and the 4 pac together. So I had the 2 overhead condensers, 5 mics for my toms, a top and bottom snare mic, and 2 mics for my kick drum... my band and I recorded through a tascam us-1641 interface on to logic pro on my bro's laptop... and what do you know these mics are great, my brother, who as I previously mention was a music major, even said that he was really impressed with these mics... with his knowledge of mixing and whatnot, we put together some pretty nice drum tracks for our songs, I would definitely recommend these mics to any drummer with a low budget, they're just good mics, I've only had them for a month or two so I can't say how long they will last without problems, but so far so good.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Okay

By clayton hentzen

from Fort Worth, Texas

Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

They are okay. Overheads are the best part if used right.
They are durable and the overheads can sound good if placed right. The kick drum mic lacks punch, so be sure to eq. The tom/snare mics aren't terrible, but they have bad off-axis rejection and pick up a lot of bleed in from the other elements on your kit (like excessive hi-hat sounds when your trying to mic your snare) and also seem a little too bright. If you can afford it, I recommend an Audix d6 kick mic, Shure sm57's for toms/snare and MXL 993 overheads. Unless you just need mics to get by for now I do not suggest buying these for serious recordings.
Durable.
Cheap for 7 mics.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mics, better price.

By Goatlicker T

from Medicine Hat, AB

Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

I bought these about 6 months ago along with a bunch of other products to build a studio. They have so far preformed great. Sound quality is very good and while I know there is better, you'll never find those ones anywhere near this price. Set them up, record something, and adjust to make them sound how you want and never touch them again. Buy these you won't regret it.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Bang for Your Buck!

By Josh H

from Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Clamps
  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

These mics are pretty good for what you are paying for! They get the job done, and you really can't go wrong with paying 250 for 7 mics! The overheads are really great in this pack. Crisp and clear. The kick mic gave me a lot of trouble at first, but after a little tuning and fixing mic placement, it sounds great. Dynamic mics all sound pretty good but the Snare needs a lot of EQ to really get that crack you're looking for in a mix. The only complaints I have just like everyone else is the clamps. They are really hard to fit in your setup without at least one of them being in your way, especially on the snare! I hit my snare mic so much that one of the black coverings over the mic came off! So I'd recommend buying some new clamps/stands for these bad boys.

All in all, they are worth the money if you are just starting out and you want to make drum covers on YouTube or something. I wouldn't recommend these mics for professionals, there's a lot of after recording EQ that goes into getting the sounds I want.

But please, remember guys. IT ALL STARTS WITH YOUR SOUND SOURCE. Make sure your toms and snare sound good in person, or else they won't sound good in your recordings!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Bad

By trainisgood34

from Louisville, KY

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Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

I'll start with the positives. The snare/tom mics are surprisingly good. The overheads are not terrible, but the problem is, the gain is so high that even when the gain on my board and volume are barely on, the cymbals are on top of the mix. So place them high. The kick is ok for what you pay but has no punch. The set is good though and is a great value

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Surprisingly good...

By Hilliard

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Great value
  • Lightweight
  • Secure Mounts

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

    Owned a pro studio and produced on-air radio for 9 years. Extremely surprised that these mics do a great job used for general live and recorded sound.

    Not spectacular or pristinely detailed, still usable because they handle the SPL well, don't break up, and generally have a warm and pleasing sound on toms and snare. Overheads also a surprise, kick a little average sounding but usable with eq.

    On a standard kit with three toms, you'll need a hat mic and maybe a bottom head mike for the snare in addition. Great value, and they've actually gone down in price...

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent for recording for startup studios

    By Bay3Mike

    from Olympia, WA

    Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

    I run a small project studio. A client brought in these mics and I tracked the best sounds on drums to date. Previously I was using Shure SM57's, AKG 535s for overheads, and an ATM 45 for kick (all great mics). The CADS however, tend to be tuned in well for drums just better. There was a comment about overheads that I think can be mitigated by mic placement. Overheads are tough to record but good placement such as an XY position do the trick with any mics. Also, don't point those suckers down but perpendicular to the floor. Kick is killer. The dynamics work very well but you may need some eq on snare. The overheads are tuned towards the brighter side.

    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    You get what you pay for.

    By Beau Askew (eBeauLive)

    from Grass Valley, California

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    Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

    I bought these microphones and was very disappointed. I've gotten better quality recordings with 2 over head 58's and EQ'ing and nothing else. I do not recommend this mic set. I am currently trying to sell these and buy higher quality individual microphones because it was simply not worth it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sound @ Any Price

    By Sound Man Dan

    from BELLEVILLE, NJ

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    Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

    I have been using these mics for about a year now and I do live recordings with them as well. As with any new microphone, you need to experiment with EQ settings, but once you have them right, ther are outstanding. All the bands I use them with love how they sound as well. I would recommend this set to anyone looking for drum mics. The reasonable price is just a bonus, as I would recommend them at twice the price. Thanks CAD for making great sounding, affordable microphones that a right for the studio or live sound.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent sound reproduction

    By Caveman

    from Dora, Alabama

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

      In order to capture a great drum sound your drums must have a great sound. For those who've written a bad review either didn't have a good sound to start with or perhaps haven't taken the time to learn the intricacy of drum mixing. The moca's can only pick up what you place in front of them. They capture my donor's sound exactly the way I want. If you're gonna mix drums, invest in one of the many books on the subject before complaining that the mic' s are bad. Drum mixing is the hardest thing to get right even for sound engineers with decades of experience. These are excellent mic's at an every man's price and should only receive praise for doing a job that could cost you three times the price.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      CAD 7 mic set just right for me.

      By None

      from Minneapolis, Minnesota

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Good audio
      • Lightweight
      • Love Mic Case
      • Quality Hardware
      • Right Mic Selection
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • No Serious Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

      My son is also a drummer and does a lot of experimentation with mic's and placement. He loves the versatility and sound quality.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good mics for the price

      By studio 53

      from Melbourne Australia

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

        These were a good purchase for the price. Tom mics worked particularly well with the pearl kit we are recording with but mics need to be mounted on a stand though as the one supplied get in the way and don't look like they will last very long. Haven't tested the o'heads yet as we have a pair of behringers that are suppurb for our studio setup.

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        non-existent customer service

        By rich35

        from san jose ca

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        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • No Customer Service
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Beginner
        • Home Studio

        Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

        Cad mics are just ok, well priced but just ok, i eventually sold mine in favour of Audix mics. End of the Day sound always wins over price! There basic pencil mics are surprisingly good for the price and do the job. Unfortunately the bad side is their non-existent customer service. Its almost as if no-one is at the other end of the email address. but strangely somebody clicks the "read-receipts" go figure??? so i guess you could say, the lights are on but nobody's home lol.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Pack

        By MusicalRock123

        from Undisclosed

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        Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

        These microphones are simple and effective. For the price they are something special. I have been using them in my studio on drums, guitars, amps, and even vocals. The condenser mic's also work well as room mic's for picking up ambiance. They all do a good job in the variety of situations that I use them in.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bang For The Buck!

        By The Eggman

        from California

        Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

        Despite some reservation I ordered this CAD mic set and wasn't expecting much. Upon arrival I discovered the build quality was surprisingly good. But how well would they work? Initially they went through a very informal test as they were plugged directly into my Korg D32XD. I hit record, went over to my drums and played a few measures. Returning to the Korg and pressing play, to my amazement these mics were excellent! Without any EQ'ing they were punchy and accurate to the actual tones of my DW drum kit. The only let down in the set are the overhead condensers. I simply cannot get them to sound decent and trying to capture cymbals with them is an exercise in futility. Over all, I must give this set a 4.5. They're well made, sound great (with the exception of the overheads) and come with mic clips which mount right on to the drums. In addition, one also gets a soft case. Even if you never use the included overheads (I've resorted to using a pair of SE Electronics SE2200) you're still coming out ahead at this price!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        CAD plastisc mic treadapter solution

        By Flashback Live Drummer

        from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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        Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

        You can order "QUICK-LOC" mic stand euro thread adapters at $.99 each to solve the problem with the plastic ones that come with the mic package. The Quick-loc adapters are brass and work very well!I know, I bought this same set. I ordered the Quik-Loc adapters, and: PROBLEM CORRECTED! (They actually should replace the original plastic adapters from the manufacturer!!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great, complete kit!

        By A.C.C. Soundman

        from Petaluma CA.

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        Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

        I have used this kit for several months,(mainly for in-ear monitor mix) and they sound great.My discerning drummer loves how they sound,and they are good for live recording as well.A little compression,and e.q. for separation and you're off!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Worth the price

        By Caveman

        from Dora, Alabama

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • I think they sound good considering the price
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality
        • The cable sticks up in the way

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Studio on a budget with limited funds

        Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

        I bought these knowing that you get what you pay for, and these mics prove that point. However, I think they do a decent job considering that you get 5 dynamic mics and 2 condensor mics for such a low price. The condensor mics work very well but the dynamic mics just dont give an accurate sound reproduction of my 5 piece sonor kit. I bought them for my home studio on a budget and over all they perform better than the price would lead you to expect. These mics enabled me to be working on the drum parts/tracks when otherwise I would have had to wait a long while to afford better mics. I plan to replace the dynamic mics with sure sm57's one at a time in the futer as budget allows. The condensor mics dont need upgraded as they capture the highhat and cymbles accurately and with power. Overall well worth the price and I don't regret the purchase.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great live mics

        By brotherspaceman42

        from anchorage, alaska

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Live Performance

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Live performance

        Comments about CAD Premium 7-Piece Drum Microphone Kit:

        When using these through a PA at a concert, they sound amazing. But when trying to record, what few things can be heard at all are muffled and muddy. Don't buy if you need to record.

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