Not to quibble, but to get a killer drum sound, all you need is 2 omnis and a Jecklins disk. One thing I will never understand is the obsession with close micing drums. It's just about the most unnatural sound there is. When you hear drums, are your ears next to each individual drum head and cymbal? Do the drums only resonate in one plane? Drums are an instrument that physically take up space, and project from ALL of that space into 3 spatial dimensions and of course 1 time dimension. Close micing drums captures NONE of that. Even a single omni placed correctly will give a better drum sound than close micing, IMHO.Laslo Panaflex said:Go to a studio, you are not going to get any decent type of sound with a single mic on a drum set. Either that, or go out and buy a mixer with 5 mic imputs and 5 good mics to adequtely mic your set.
Mic bass drum
Mic symbol 1(crash)
Mic symbol 2 (ride)
Mic tom 2 (if existing)
The problem with the single mic is that there is no seperation of each drum component, so they are all getting recorded together in a big mushpot of sound. That and the iMic is not designed to handle the massive sound of the drums, they are loud.
Save you money and invest in a electric drum set, because that would be less than buying mics for your setup . . .