Thanks again for all of the feedback. Experiment with everything you can. You can find plenty of others speaking well of those mics on this site. 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. 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 Rodes are fine but like was said, they are smoked by the C42's. By taperocket in forum Free Ads for Music/Recording Equipment, http://www.shure.com/ProAudio/Produc...o_A27M_content, Recording with tablets & smartphones (iOS & Android), FA: Rode NT4 Stereo Condenser Mic - Excellent Condition, Sp-B1's vs MXL604 vs Rode NT5 (overheads), If this is your first visit, be sure to Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. check out the. With a recession-friendly price tag of $420 I couldn't resist. Hey there! Thanks for all of the suggestions. Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live … 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. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. They're cheaper, cardioid only 414's. Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live … The superb Rode NT5 Condenser Microphones are specific drum overhead mics designed to capture drums and cymbals with incredible depth and detail. Best drum overheads - Rode NT5? I been using a pair of NT1-A (amazing for the price, rather bright) or a pair of. There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. I have no big complains about them. They will totally smoke your NT5s. Hey Slutz, I'm in the market for new overhead mics for my drums. Rode NT5 A true matched pair with tight cardioid pickup. I like the the transient … These matched overheads are highly sensitive and capture crisp detailing from all of the drums and cymbals. I find them so brittle in the top that it makes mixing a pain. I've done a lot of sessions with Rode NT5's (and even NT1-A's) and was happy with the results. Those are some pretty nice mics. Even when used as the only drum … Rode NT4 for Drum Overheads; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. I'll definitely pick up the A27M. I like both. Does anyone have links to any recordings w/ the C42's as overheads? When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Josephson C42 are superb on OH. I often waffle back and forth between using 414s or SDCs for drum overheads. The Rode's will get the job done. The NT5 is RØDE's premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. 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. The NT5 is RØDE's premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. 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. 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. I just uploaded some samples of a $100 mic paired as an X/Y at 'hear the gear dot com.'. The Rode NT5 is a small diaphragm, transformerless condenser microphone with detachable cardioid capsule. 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. The NT5 is RØDE's premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. There are so many budget mics that do a decent job as drum overheads, IMO. The issue I had was not finding a good stereo stand/adaptor. I have not tried any other SDCs though. This is such a personal opinion thing, that I hate to even give advice. Thanks for your input guys. Can't speak specifically to the Rode mics, but in my experience, the answer is: it depends. This pair provides a very realistic stereo image in both X-Y as well as spaced configurations. Plus, to my non-audiophile ears, they sound pretty decent. You could get a pair of AKG 214's. In the end, I decided to go with the NT5s. The NT5 … When used within 2 ft (overhead) provides realistic punchy toms and snare pickup and clean cymbals. In that range I bought the Beyerdynamic MC930's. I'll consider the nt5 matched, although I don't know that they are any better than my CM2 pair. You could get a pair used in your budget. I used to use the NT5, now the Josephson C42. The Josephson C42's look interesting. A friends studio where I record almost all my drums uses them. Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live … I'm sure they have their place but I haven't found it yet. I think that ADK TL's are the best in this $$ category. In my case, I've never liked the SM81. (0 members and 1 guests).