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I am in need of 2 good, but cheap Condenser Mics for recording cymbals. If its expensive new but goes cheap used, thats fine by me too. I'm basically going to do a hybrid mostly electronic kit with real cymbals and snare, so I don't need anything super duper and i'll just get some used SM57's for the snare/hihat, just something good, and cheap....and I cannot stress cheap enough because i'm about to buy the Alesis USB Drumkit from ZZounds. :lol:
One cautionary note - unless you're spot-micing the cymbals (and even then, to an extent), then the electronic kit is going to bleed into your overheads, so you'll hear two things with each, say, tom or kick hit - the very dead, flat sound of the beater or stick on the electronic pad, and then the sound of the sample. Additionally, if there's any latency between the two it could potentially sound a bit funky.

Also, you'll definitely be capturing the snare in your overheads, too, which will give you a louder, very "room-y" sounding snare coupled with very dry, up-front toms and kick. It could work, but most likely will just sound unnatural.

I'd go all electronic, personally. :shrug:
 

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I found 2 SM57s for $39.99 each, and can only swing one of them at the moment....so that cheap
Yikes, that's cheap! :lol:

I haven't worked with these myself, but a guy over at homerecording.com makes these:

http://www.naiant.com/naiant/microphones.html

...and a number of members use and recommend them. Of course, that could be simply because he's a regular, but the price is certainly right...
 
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