View Full Version : POLL: E604's or D series??
10-17-2002, 09:14 PM
Alright everyone.. which drum mics would you prefer. E-604's, or the Audix D-series, or something else??
10-18-2002, 05:59 PM
It's a shame I'm the only one who's voted so far. Used the E-604's, familiar with the Audix, but haven't used them. Not a big Sure fan. I've got a set of Altec 626A's that rock - as long as you keep the drummer from sticking them.
Word has it these circa 1972 Atltec 626's are repackaged AKG 451's. Nice condenser. I've got both the omni and cardioid capsules for all five. The only thing is, about once a year, I've gotta go to Radio Shack and pick up new batteries.
10-26-2002, 03:25 PM
After trying both the D-2 and the 604 on my set... I kept the 604's. It has a much flatter response. I have powerful DW drums and the D-2 was just too boomy in the mid bass. The 604 was just right, and if I'm mic'ing another kit that has less powerful toms, I can get more tone by using the proximity effect with the 604's!
10-26-2002, 04:58 PM
I use Sennheiser MD421's all the way around on toms. They're huge suckers that are a pain to position on dense kits or smaller drums. I'm hearing that these 604's have a similar type and quality of sound while being much smaller. Maybe it's time to add a pair!
11-04-2002, 06:02 PM
Hey Dude, definitely check out the 604's, they're really easy to position in tight kits. They are smaller then the D-2 and MUUUCH smaller then a 57. They also have a really cool clip on system... you hook the clip under the rim, then pull the top part over. It WON'T come off. Plus these guys are only $299 for a 3 pack... same cost as one MD421. So I'm sure the MD's sound better.. but I sure like the 604's.
I just recorded a demo for a band yesterday using the 604's. The drummer had a "Sound Percussion" set, and the 604's actually made the toms sound pretty decent. It's not a bad demo :-)
11-04-2002, 10:35 PM
?? if I may.
I'm currently recording a Big Band and a small Jazz Combo. The drummer for the Big Band is using a small maple shelled Yamaha set that simply is tight, tasteful and really really easy to record. The drummer for the Combo uses a similarly sized DW set. Tuned by the same drummer (happens to be faculty), miced the same, as same can be. The DW's sound 'tubbier' than the Yamaha's. Any ideas?
11-06-2002, 06:54 PM
If you can find Sennheiser 504's, that would be the same capsule as a 421, I however have the 604's and have never had a problem. First thing though, turn the mic around on the clip and you will get it much lowe to the drum, you can even use the clamp as a mute by sliding it to the second notch on the top rim. I also have a set of Shure beta 98's. I prefer the sound, but even though mine are all Betas, the transformers still get worn and make horrible nasty loud pops, so i converted the club rig to 604's. My personal tom mics though are an older set of EV 408's on Shure mounts. These are the heavier round balled yolkable ones that cost more, adn to me sound awesome:)
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