Sennheiser e604 drum mics... What's the word?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by imjustadrummer, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. imjustadrummer

    imjustadrummer Member

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    I'm looking at some e604s for easy clip on Tom and snare mics for live and some recording use. Are they worth getting?
     
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    I like 'em. Good clip too, so they are easy to set up and get in the right place. Probably better for live than for recording - I'd prefer a 57 on snare for recording.
     
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    I had some 604's or 504's for a long while... sold 'em a few years ago. Good solid mics, sound a bit like a "wide-band" SM57 - more highs and more lows. Also great on guitar amps & most other things you'd use a 57-ish microphone for. They're out on tour with bands like the Allmans & Radiohead... usually on toms. Compact, bomb proof and good sound. Much to like.
     
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    I use them mainly just for toms. There are other tom mics I like better, but the convenience factor, and performance/price ratio makes them a really good choice. I see them requested on countless band riders.
     
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    Def good and convenient for live

    Wouldnt be my first choice for recording though.
     
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    i use the 604's live, but generally i'll pull out the shure beta 98's for rack/floor toms, and a 57/AKG461 combo for top/bottom of a snare. some of my engineers prefer the 604's more than the beta 98's, but I'd rather use the shure's 98% of the time. the choice is ultimately the monitor engineers choice, as he/I wire the stage as part of monitorland duty.

    their clips are a bit goofy and don't always work perfectly for every drum, but if you fiddle with them enough, and get creative, you can usually make them work.
     
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    I really like them.


    :love:
     
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    I like them on toms, but I always prefer the good old 57 on snare top.
    In the studio my standard go-to for toms is the MD421, though you could make it work with the e604 too (but I wouldn't use the clips then, just regular stands).
     
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    great tom mics.

    i'll even use them in studio for resonant heads of toms.
     
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    We use the 604s on toms and a 57 on the snare. The 604s seem indestructible and sound great.
     
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    I use a pair on my Leslie cabinet on tour. I can just clip 'em on to the cab itself- works great.
     

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