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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 (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 177 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (70)
  • Easy to use (69)
  • Lightweight (61)
  • Compact (60)
  • Durable (43)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Performances (54)
  • Home studio (52)
  • Amateur recording (46)
  • Outdoor events / games (44)
  • Professional recording (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (52), Professional musician (28), 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

 

Have Realistic Expectations

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...Read complete review

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

Works Great for Me!!

By Old Engineer Tom

from Rural Hall NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

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

      Other reviewers had suggested these mics would work for more than just drums. When my set arrived, I tested all the mics - all worked great. The condenser mics are really hot!! Used two of the tom mics for guitar and vocals in my home studio - the barrels fit great into standard mic holders. My test recording came out just fine - sounded as good as the mics I normally use for these purposes. A couple days later I had the opportunity to record a full band in a live situation. Used the bass drum mic as intended, used one of the tom mics for a full drum set overhead mic, used the other two tom mics for guitar amps. When I pulled all this into the computer for mixdown, I was pleased to see the mics had performed in a live situation just as they had in my home studio - capturing all the intended audio. This mic set is compact and easy to use. I've been doing this kind of stuff since the 70s and I can say that these mics will be in my kit from now on.

       
      5.0

      I don't regret buying these

      By Laz

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

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

        I have had these mics for over 10 years and it's crazy how they have held up, the case is still in great shape and I actually have everything to the kit which is a surprise for someone like me
        These are not the best sounding nice but I think well worth the money for anyone who wants to get into recording and is on a budget

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pro-7 Drum Microphone Kit

        By Donnie

        from Latrobe PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

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

          I was very surprised how well they sound...they're good for home use or studio. But out in a big area I don't know.....some day I'll find out. I'm happy with them.

           
          4.0

          A great starter mic kit...and maybe more

          By Aussie Drummer Guy

          from Dixon, CA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Overall a great starter kit that works in the studio...probably great on stage too but I haven't tried them live.The CM217 overheads are compact, easy to set up and the sound quality compares to several mics that I have in the $1k range, clean and full. The kick does it's job but isn't in the league of some of the more popular standards used for recording. Snare mic is a little more open sounding next to an SM57. Tom mics are well balanced from high tom and good bass for floor tom. these are definitely a step above most other economical drum mic kits I've heard and used. Construction appears solid, not sure how the light basic built in mounts would hold up with regular gigging. I used them with a DW Collectors kit, but I think even economical kits will provide fine results. Certainly a place to begin and as you progress upgrade individual mics...but you may even come back to these, they are that good.

             
            4.0

            Great set for the price

            By Ray

            from Sandwich, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              Good, inexpensive set of drum mics. Can't beat them for the price, obviously not going to compare in sound or build quality to mics that cost several times as much. Great to have in the "gig kit" as a backup, don't take up much room and can be used to mic your instrument cab in a pinch.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              More Mic's. For Mike!

              By drummer420

              from Buena Vista, Colorado

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

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

                TNT of affordable drum Mic's. Durable and light weight with a great price.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I have 3 sets awesome Mics

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Surprisingly excellent for live or recordings, very well made mics

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent value!

                    By johnny

                    from central Ohio

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      I operate a professional studio with many high quality drum mics at my disposal. However, I recently put together a small sound system for small live events and wanted a compact, inexpensive drum mic kit to go with it. I was not expecting much from these - just wanted them to provide simple reinforcement with my live rig.

                      When I received the set, I tried each mic out in my studio compared to my preferred, much more expensive drum mics. Will these replace those? No. Do they sound/perform well above their price? Yes!

                      SN210 Snare Mic: My favorite of the pack. It has a nice, present sound, good crack from the snare, thick, fat bottom end punch, similar off-axis rejection to an SM57 and the off-axis sound is good - not honky like many other mics. This is the 1 mic of the pack I might actually use on a professional recording when I want something different from my norm.

                      TM211 Tom Mics: Slightly scooped mids, balanced low end, bright top end. These sound pre-EQed for toms, which is good. Their off-axis rejection is not as good as say, an Audix D2/D4, but they have more high end/stick attack than said mics, so you won't need to EQ any attack to them if the drum sounds good. Floor rooms might need a little low end boost, which is not an issue.

                      KM212 Kick Mic: Tight, punchy sound with good attack, a full sound with good thump, but lacks deep low end. Would make a good mic inside the kick if you use an outside mic for more deep lows and oomph. Otherwise, you'll likely boost some EQ in the 40Hz-60Hz range to fill out the bottom if you use it alone.

                      CM217 Condensers: The only mics in the kit I consider unusable for professional quality, but they perform on par with any other SDC in their price range. They suffer the typical smeared transients and hashy sound of cheap condensers, but will do the job and I will use them for my intended purpose (small, live sound). You need to spend a lot more than this whole kit costs for a GOOD pair of SDCs, so these are fine for the money.

                       
                      5.0

                      These are great quality mics for a great price!

                      By Tim Kerr

                      from Clearbrook MN

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        I'm a cover artist (drums) and I your in a rock band a lot, so these mics definitely get used a lot! I would definitely recommend them to someone who is trying to find good mics for a good price! They are very easy to use, record and mix.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy again.

                        By David

                        from undisclosed

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        Nice microphone set at great price.

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