To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I picked up a pair of used AKG c451b's for less than $600 and I don't mind them at all. The Rode's will get the job done. Plus, to my non-audiophile ears, they sound pretty decent. Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live … Thanks for your input guys. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. I find them so brittle in the top that it makes mixing a pain. There are so many budget mics that do a decent job as drum overheads, IMO. check out the. The issue I had was not finding a good stereo stand/adaptor. You could get a pair of AKG 214's. Those are some pretty nice mics. Does anyone have links to any recordings w/ the C42's as overheads? Thanks for all of the suggestions. In that range I bought the Beyerdynamic MC930's. Best drum overheads - Rode NT5? They're cheaper, cardioid only 414's. Big open sound, and are a huge step up from NT5's IME (and 414 B-ULS for that matter). You can check them out on my latest post: Mic Pair Choice - Josephson C42 or Beyer M160. When used within 2 ft (overhead) provides realistic punchy toms and snare pickup and clean cymbals. The Rode NT5 is a small diaphragm, transformerless condenser microphone with detachable cardioid capsule. A friends studio where I record almost all my drums uses them. Even when used as the only drum … I'm sure they have their place but I haven't found it yet. I often waffle back and forth between using 414s or SDCs for drum overheads. I use a set of Audio Technica ATM 450's as my go to's and also like and sometimes use the Peluso CEMC6's. Josephson C42 are superb on OH. I been using a pair of NT1-A (amazing for the price, rather bright) or a pair of. I'll consider the nt5 matched, although I don't know that they are any better than my CM2 pair. The NT5 offers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz allowing the microphones to be used in a wide variety of applications such as drum overhead miking, stereo capturing of instruments, vocal capturing, etc. You can find plenty of others speaking well of those mics on this site. I have no big complains about them. Thanks again for all of the feedback. Hey there! This pair provides a very realistic stereo image in both X-Y as well as spaced configurations. Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live … Can't speak specifically to the Rode mics, but in my experience, the answer is: it depends. In the end, I decided to go with the NT5s. If you can afford it, shell out the extra cash for a pair of 414's...I think you could get more uses out of em in the long run. I have not tried any other SDCs though. The superb Rode NT5 Condenser Microphones are specific drum overhead mics designed to capture drums and cymbals with incredible depth and detail. Rode NT4 for Drum Overheads; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. This is such a personal opinion thing, that I hate to even give advice. (0 members and 1 guests). The NT5 is RØDE's premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. I really like large diaphragms on drum overheads (which is what the TL's are); Josephson c42's and Beyer MC930 are great choices for SDC's in this price range. The NT5 is RØDE's premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. They will totally smoke your NT5s. With a recession-friendly price tag of $420 I couldn't resist. I like both. The NT5 is RØDE's premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. The Rodes are fine but like was said, they are smoked by the C42's. Hey Slutz, I'm in the market for new overhead mics for my drums. I like the the transient … I think that ADK TL's are the best in this $$ category. You could get a pair used in your budget. I've done a lot of sessions with Rode NT5's (and even NT1-A's) and was happy with the results. I used to use the NT5, now the Josephson C42. Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live … The Josephson C42's look interesting. I'll definitely pick up the A27M. Rode NT5 A true matched pair with tight cardioid pickup. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. These matched overheads are highly sensitive and capture crisp detailing from all of the drums and cymbals. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2" capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.