CAD Audio STAGE7 Drum Microphone Kit (7 Mics)

90
GEARANK

90 out of 100. Incorporating 90+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$199
CAD STAGE7 Drum Microphone Kit

Kit Contents

  • Microphones: 3 x D29 Dynamic Tom Mics, 1 x D19 Snare Mic, 1 x D10 Dynamic Kick Mic, 2 x C9 Overhead Condenser Mics.
  • Accessories: Vinyl Carrying Case

Gearank Recommended

The STAGE7 appeared on our recommended list for 7-Piece Drum Mic Kits from June 2018 until April 2020 when it had been out-ranked by other mic kits.

Overview

This bundle from CAD Audio features a complete set of drum mics, with 5 dynamic mics and 2 condenser mics for miking each piece of your kit.

The D19 snare mic has a supercardioid polar pattern with a frequency response of 90Hz -14KHz (-6dB).

The three D29 tom mics have the same cardioid polar pattern, but tweaked to better capture the sound of toms with its 90Hz -13KHz frequency response.

In the same manner, the low end emphasis of kick drum is captured by the D10 kick mic since it is tuned to 50Hz -16KHz.

Finally, the Stage7 bundle comes with two condenser microphones that can be set up as overhead mics for the cymbals, with extra sensitivity to higher frequencies. Each mic comes with drum mount clips while the condenser overhead mics come with a roll-off pad.

If you're looking for a good low-budget 7-piece drum mic set then do check out the CAD Audio STAGE7.

NB: There are more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best Drum Mic Kits.