But I can make you a deal on a certain pair of hi-hats…. I tested blind on headphones and wrote my preferences: 2,3,5 and 10 – the rest was fine but had some issues. With such formidable competition, I knew I would need to bring in some big guns. I want the balance of the STO-2, the high-end of the MK-012, the transient response of the M179, and a new pair of high-hats. I have a M179 It’s like having 5 different mics. Assuming there would be close mics on the drums, and the OH pair would be used primarily for cymbals, this might actually be a good thing. A few friends and I plan on conducting a drum overhead mic shootout very soon, will be happy to post high quality clips when done. function reveal1() { Not at all what i expected. To be fair, I have not tried a lot of them. 17 Responses to “Ribbon Shootout: Drum Overheads” Mark Chierego July 25th, 2011 at 4:26 am Wow that Samar mic is really 3d !! Otherwise, the drums sound good, and the kick is especially nice. ), _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774abcaae'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u0053\u0063\u0068\u006f\u0065\u0070\u0073\u005f\u004d\u0032\u0032\u0031\u0042\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 1, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774abd27c'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u0041\u004b\u0047\u005f\u0043\u0034\u0036\u0030\u0042\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 2, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774abda4c'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u004d\u0069\u006c\u0061\u0062\u005f\u0044\u0043\u0039\u0036\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 3, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774abe21b'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u004d\u006f\u006a\u0061\u0076\u0065\u005f\u004d\u0041\u0031\u0030\u0031\u0046\u0045\u0054\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 4, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774abe9eb'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u004e\u0065\u0075\u006d\u0061\u006e\u006e\u005f\u004b\u004d\u0035\u0034\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 5, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774abf1bc'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u004e\u0065\u0076\u0061\u0074\u006f\u006e\u005f\u004d\u0043\u0034\u0039\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 6, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774abf98b'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u004f\u006b\u0074\u0061\u0076\u0061\u005f\u004d\u004b\u0030\u0031\u0032\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 7, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774ac015b'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u0073\u0045\u005f\u0052\u004e\u0031\u0037\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 8, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774ac092c'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u004e\u0065\u0075\u006d\u0061\u006e\u006e\u005f\u004b\u004d\u0038\u0035\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 9, _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc1774ac10fb'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0070\u0072\u0061\u0069\u0072\u0069\u0065\u0073\u0075\u006e\u0073\u0064\u0063\u002f\u006c\u0069\u0076\u0065\u002f\u0045\u0061\u0072\u0074\u0068\u0077\u006f\u0072\u006b\u0073\u005f\u0053\u0052\u0034\u0030\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Overhead mic pair 10,