AKG Drum Set Session I

Drum microphone set for studio and live applications

Consists of:

  • 4x P4 dynamic tom and snare microphones (polar pattern: cardioid)
  • 4x H440 holders for P4
  • 1x P2 dynamic bass drum microphone (polar pattern: cardioid)
  • 2x P17 small diaphragm condenser overhead microphones (polar pattern: cardioid)
  • Aluminium case

Further information

Complete Set Yes
Incl. Case Yes
Clip On Microphone No

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It is great for the money

Marshall363, 20.01.2018
I was thinking of buying some mics to expand my little mic collection so i can record acoustic guitar, drums, maybe small live acoustic band. I needed a matched pair of small condensers, a bass drum mic, and some dynamic mics for toms and guitar cabs, maybe some bacing vocals. So I was looking for individual mics like AKG D112, Rode M5 and that was my budget. I was suprised when I found out this mic pack and its price. It was every mic I wanted and it was cheeper then buying each mic seperate. I know that D112 and Rode M5 maybe better than these, but I took a chance and bought this pack. Man...if you buy 4 seperate P4 mics you end up spending 200Eur, but with this pack you save a lot of money.

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P2 is really great Kick drum mic, nothing bad i could say about the sound. It has a high and low frequencey boost that is nice sounding, and it is sounding more like Shure BETA 52. The only thing that looks not that great is the part where you srew in mic stand and connect your XLR cable, it is made from plastic, but I don't know how much it will last. I just hope that it doesn't break.
P4 These are just great. I love them for toms. They have just the right amount of high frequencey boost . Would want some more low end, but for the projects i record i love the tom sound. These are great in every way. And the clamps that come with these are superb. It is so easy to use them, just clip on them to your drums and done.
P17 are very nice for overheads. They are very linear, but you can defenitely hear 10k boost on them. Somethimes hihat or crashes are to harsh, but that depends on the mic placement and the cymbals you use. But i like the sound.

Even if I like the High frequency boost on all of them , it can get harsh very fast, so you have to place the mics with that in mind. The noise from these are audible, so they are not the worlds quietest mics, but it has not made provlems in the past with these.

I think for the money these are just great. Buy them if you don't have more money. These will be great for live and studio. And it is an AKG brand name, so you don't have to feel bad about your cheap mics.
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Best budget microphone kit for drums

Aetherstone, 17.07.2018
I made a lot of research before buying this set of microphones and I choose this one for the price/quality compromise. The tom and snare mics are really good and the pair of P170 are average but cost much less in comparison to buying it alone.
The kick mic is good too.
You really won't find nothing better for that price!
The one bad thing is the build quality of the clips that doesn't give much confidence.
But for everything else they will sure get the job done!
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