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6-mic Drum Microphone Package with Cables, and Drum Mounts
Item ID: PGDMK6XLR

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For Dummers Ready to Plug and Play

The quality of a drum recording is often the measuring stick by which an engineer's work is judged, so Sweetwater wants you to have the right tools for the job. Shure's PGDMK6-XLR 6-mic drum package is just that, and is priced to afford! Inside the included carrying case you'll find a trio of PG56s, compact mics that respond well to toms and snares. For the kick drum, you've got the PG52. Up top you've got a set of PG81s. The PGDMK6-XLR also has the cables and mounting hardware you'll need to get up and going as well.

Shure PGDMK6-XLR Drum Microphone Kit at a Glance:
  • Six High-quality Drum Mics
  • Legendary Shure Reliability
  • Offered in a Packaged Value
Six High-quality Drum Mics

Many of Shure's drum microphones are some of the most used designs in the industry. Included in the PGDMK6-XLR mic kit you get: three PG56 snare/tom mics, two PG81 small-diaphragm condenser mics, and one PG52 kick drum microphone, that doubles as a killer bass cabinet mic. So not only will you have an array of top-notch drum mics for recording and performance, but many of these mics work magic on other instruments as well. You also get a great carrying case and mounting hardware for your new microphone package.

Legendary Shure Reliability

Every single Shure design goes through the exact same durability testing before it's released on the world. These tests include humidity tests, heat and cold tests, drop tests, and more! Gear takes a beating. Especially if it's out on the road. While you do get a great carrying case to protect your investment, it's nice to know these mics will take a licking and keep on ticking when you need them most.

Offered in a Packaged Value

Musicians and their needs are all different. But what's the one thing we can almost all agree we love? Saving time and money! Shure as taken the crazy guessing game out of your list of things to do when picking your drum mics. Now you can get a great set that work wonderfully together, and at a price well below the cost of buying each piece of a mic set individually. Get quality, great sound, ease of use, and exceptional sound, all while saving the time, money, and headache that can come from wading through huge amounts of gear.

Shure PGDMK6-XLR Drum Microphone Kit Features:
  • Drum microphone package for close miking
  • Great set of mics to capture your drums effectively
  • Bullet-proof design
  • Put together in a convenient and portable package
  • Cables and mounting hardware included
Cost and time-effective drum-miking solution!

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Shure PGDMK6-XLR Review

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number PGDMK6-XLR

Customer Reviews

4/5
Based on 8 reviews

Sweetwater Advice

Matt Milner

I have to start out by admitting that I love drums. My favorite part of any recording session I'm involved in is putting mics on a drum set and getting sounds. I guess it's because on so many records the drums provide the foundation upon which songs are built and they can deliver a tremendous amount of power and drive unlike any other instrument. Did I mention that I love drums? Well it's clear that the people over at Shure love drums as well because they've put out an amazing package with the PG Drum Mic Kit 6, also known as the PGDMK6. This kit includes pretty much everything you need to get your drums mic'ed up and sounding great, whether it's in the studio or playing live. When most of us think about Shure microphones we think: great sound, excellent quality and bulletproof reliability. Well the PGDMK6 lives up to all of these expectations and even offers a few neat unexpected treats. When you open up the package the first thing that you notice is the heavy duty case for storing your new mics or protecting them while in transit. The second thing you'll notice is six 15 foot XLR cables to get you patched in right away. Nice touch! Inside the protective case you've got the real goodies: one PG52 bass drum mic, three PG56 snare/tom mics, two PG81 overhead mics and three A50D mic mounts. Shure even goes so far as to include two AA batteries for the PG81 condenser mics to get you going if your mixer can't provide phantom power. All of the mics have cardioid pickup patterns, meaning they only pick up sound that is directly in front of them. This is important both live and in the studio because you only want the mic to pick up the sound source it's aiming at. Getting the mics on the drums was a breeze, especially with the A50D mic mounts. The A50D is unlike any other mic clamp I've used on drums, and let me tell you I've tried them all. First off, the body of the clamp is a single piece of extremely hard yet slightly flexible plastic which helps in isolating the mic from the drum's direct vibrations. Integrated within that is a single threaded knob for screwing down the mic. This design means there are no parts to lose, which is an added bonus. Attaching the A50D to the rims on my drums was no problem, as they're designed to fit basically any production drum rim. Since the clamps are plastic you don't have to worry about the finish on your drums getting scratched or marred during install or removal. The PG56 snare/tom mics have integrated clips - they thread right onto the A50D mount and can be placed and angled exactly where you want them. All of the other mics set up in a matter of minutes: the PG52 on a short mic stand and the PG81s on a pair of tripod boom stands. I placed the PG52 about 5 inches from the resonant head of my bass drum aimed at beater. The PG81s were arranged as a spaced pair: one above my crash and high hat cymbals and the other over the ride cymbal. Well now that you know how easy it was to set these mics up I bet you're wondering how they sound. In a word: Excellent. After patching these in I had great sounds in a matter of minutes with very little tweaking placement wise and no equalization. The PG52 was able to capture both the attack and body of my 18" x 22" kick drum. It was easy to go from a warmer, more vintage tone to a very focused, modern tone with a sharp attack simply by moving the PG52 from the outside of the drum to the inside. The PG56s were a perfect complement to my two toms and snare. My kit features coated heads all around and the PG56s captured all of their warmth, openness and tone. The snare had a wonderful crack to it, and I was actually able to take off some of the dampening I had applied when using other mics because of too much ring in the recording. Bringing the whole kit together was an easy task for the PG81s. Placed about six feet apart and four feet above the kit they captured a wonderful, glassy sound from the cymbals and never got overly bright or harsh. The PG81s also did a great job at adding some attack and room ambience to the kick, snare and toms. Shure really has put together an excellent package with the PG Drum Mic Kit 6 that would appeal to a huge range of users: live bands, home/project studio owners, club owners, PA companies and house of worship bands. It also has a price tag that puts it in the budget range of anyone who wants to get some mics on their drums and have them sound great.
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