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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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, 2 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

Order today and mic your kit more economically and with better quality and reliability than you thought possible.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Home studio (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful sounding mics

By Just J.

from RI

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

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.

(15 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

per POUND a very good deal

By the picker

from resume speed NC

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

in my case, i needed a set of mikes for the band drummer. i own the PA. we play a lot.

i use an EV 320 for the kick. because i can.

the CAD snare and 2 tom mikes are great. period. and i like the mounts.

i use the CAD kick as the over head. works well...light and easy to hoist on a cheap boom stand. the things we do in the real world.

i like the EV mike bass drum eq. never used the CAD kick as a kick. never will. can't comment on it as a kick mike.

i can comment that we can make more noise than the law should allow. and get paid. and the CAD drum mikes are part of that equation.
nice case. nice mounts. ok sound. cost vs ROI = 100 %
bang on drum. mike picks up bang, sends to board. amps and speakers make loud. folks dance and go home. we get paid. day complete.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cad Pro-4

By Gary Arlet

from Pittsburgh, PA

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

In closing let me just say, if this all you can afford, then sure go for it, what do you have to lose? Just don't think you found a diamond in the rough! If you really want good sound, then unfortunately there really is no alternative. You must spend some money! After wasting a lot of time and some money, I finally bought a quality set of the Shure DMK57-52 here on MF with a 15% sale. That is cheaper or at least the same price I was finding "Re-furb" sets on Ebay. A great deal. Equipment is generally the same as everything else in life, you get what you pay for!
I really liked the mouting clip.
Ok, here is where it gets ugly. After reading way too many reviews I decided to try these. Getting back into basement recording with Garage Band and being on a budget I took a shot. I sent them back after 2 days. With all due respect to other reviewers, the sound was awful! Sorry, but keep in mind, that at approximately $20.00 a mic, what can you expect? I returned them for a set of Audix Pro Fusion 4. These were a bit better and got me through for a while. After renting some mics I am currently selling the Audix on Ebay 7-2011 as I broke down and bought a set of the Shure DMK57-52. All I can say is, light years ahead. The Beta52 on the kick is heaven.
Don't let this rating fool you. 4 mics for this price is a good value. The quality is just not there.

(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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Read this before buying.

By brandoncarver

from Florida

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

Straight to it. Dont be afraid of these because of price.They are veryyyy great quality mics.the kick mic is very good if you know how to eq,just turn down the lows and up the highs .Snare mic is soooo fat and clear .Tom mics are great, with a nice fat tone (:

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Please

By dbutcher84

from Ohio

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

I bought these to add on to the 7 piece set. Granted they're probably not top of the line, but I haven't had any problems with them. just mess with the eq 'till you get a sound you like. I think even the kick mic sounds good (which people complain of the most). Really would recommend; especially for the low budget drummer.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Understand sound before purchasing

By GDMC

from Walla Walla, WA

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

We bought this for our sound company as a secondary drum mic set. But we no longer use it at our events anymore.Kick - Low head room and get full effect of the sound you have to use a lot of gain.Snare - Best mic out of the set. Captures the dips in the highs pretty good.Tom - Picks up just fine but you have to really sweeten the sound by using compression.Overall it is worth your time and initial investment to save your money and buy Audix or Shure microphones.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good for the price

By Corezore

from Warren, PA

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

Over all the mics are not bad. The snare mic sounds great. It took a bit of tweeking the tom mics but they come through very clean. The only mic I'm not fond of is the kick mic. It took alot of teekings and replacing to get it to sound how I wanted. Overall for the price these mics are well worth it just need to take your time getting it set right. Would recommend if you're buying on a budget.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

use the kick mic for your floor tom!

By weevilboy

from Undisclosed

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

These mics do the job, and they are a steal, but the kick mic disgraces the name, and really should be used as a mic for a floor tom (where, for me, it does just fine). You won't get any pretty details out of any the mics, but they record clean. The mounting system needs to be tightened up periodically, but for a beginner, or for the core of your mic set-up, they are fine. Repeat: DO NOT USE THE KICK MIC ON YOUR KICK

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Impossible to Beat for the Price

By GUITARMAN412

from North Andover, MA

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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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good mic set

    By Bird

    from Hollsopple, pa

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    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

      (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.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great for what i need

        By bill lippy

        from frederick, md

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        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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great for the price

          By 3323 guitar player

          from PA

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

          Even for these being my first drum mics and my first serious time recording on my own. I have not gotten any "airy" or "open" sounds from these. You cant expect to achieve good sounding recording if you are recording in a room that has not been sound proofed even just a little bit. no matter how small the room you are going to get that echo with no sound proofing even if its blankets etc etc. we recorded 3 drum tracks with these the other day and im honestly impressed with the sound for the price. and i know that with a tad bit more tweaking on my mixer i could make these things sound like more expensive mics. my best advice is to Experiment!!!!!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love them.

          By Mr. D&R

          from New Brunswick

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

          I run a recording studio as a business and I bought these things right out of the gate when my budget was not too large. Now about a year in and some money to work with i see no need to replace them. Good solid sounding mics! Throw a little compression on them and it's all i could ask for!All around good deal!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful..

          By September's Hostage

          from NC

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

          Alrighty.. So I got these mics a little over a month ago. I got these with a Behringer mixer, to make some drum covers, but ultimately start a home studio, mainly for my band. The first time I used these, I literally slapped them onto the drums (NOT adjusting the placement), hooked up my mic cables and clicked record. PHENOMENAL.. They sounded quite amazing.. Also my drums do NOT glorify these AT ALL.. I have a CB drumkit.. Look it up, you will not find them.. Haha.. And people are saying the sound "distant".. No. Just no. I haven't gotten sense of any "distancy" at all.. None..Anyways, they are great, the bass mic is beautiful. Very nice low end.. The other mics just truly, make my kit sound amazing.. This is a MUST buy. This mic kit could complete you're home studio... Thats one HECK of a deal...

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Deccent Sound at good price

          By JAKE WEEDZ

          from Huntsville

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

          I bought this set off a recommendation from another drummer. The first gig we played our lead guitar/board man wasn't sure on the eq/vol and after the first set, we were advised by one of our listeners that the bass was thumping... great sound but too loud. The other mics sounded good as well. The only issue was the snare mic kept riding up towards the hi-hats, operator problem. Deccent sound at a good price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great set of Mics

          By Law Dawgs

          from Pryor,OK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • NONE YET

          Best Uses

          • Performances

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

          Great sound and easy to use. We use a 4 channel small board for the drums. Had good sound. Unreal for the Price.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PERFECT FOR 4 PEICE SETUPS

            By ArpilsFriendArson drmr

            from Bear DE

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

            i have a hxc band and i have a simple snare,bass drum,14'' floor tom( i have it on a clamp on a cymbal stand) and a 10'' tom.this mic kit seemed to catch me b/c of the clips b/c im not to fond of complex crowded sets.this was a perfect set of mic for me.we used these to record onto a usb mixer into a comp and i can imagine that for live use,it might now have a grade A sound,and does sound'spacey' ut b/c we have software and a mixer,alot of EQ was put into it to get really descent audio.we soon have a show and plan to use them for live so ill see how it goes then.but if u have a good ear for EQ and editing,these are better than perfect.ide reccomend these to anyone w/ a mixer.

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