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  • chrislieckchrislieck

    Great Sounding Tom Microphones

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 09/25/12 at 08:53
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    There are great things about these microphones if used and placed properly. They are proximity microphones and I ran a comparison at my studio, www.chrilieckstudios.com, and Remember I grew up as a professional engineer using 420 mics on toms only. The Sennheiser 420s are the best tom mic ever produced, however I must say that this microphone is the closest I have tested and at the price there is not a microphone for toms that is better.

    They don't have the attack at 3.5K to 4.5K that I need, but that is a quick fix with a simple one band EQ boost. However if the drummer hits the toms hard (like you should have them do at all times) the mic will provide enough attack to cut through t…
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    There are great things about these microphones if used and placed properly. They are proximity microphones and I ran a comparison at my studio, www.chrilieckstudios.com, and Remember I grew up as a professional engineer using 420 mics on toms only. The Sennheiser 420s are the best tom mic ever produced, however I must say that this microphone is the closest I have tested and at the price there is not a microphone for toms that is better.

    They don't have the attack at 3.5K to 4.5K that I need, but that is a quick fix with a simple one band EQ boost. However if the drummer hits the toms hard (like you should have them do at all times) the mic will provide enough attack to cut through the mix. We test mics and gear all the time as my engineers work at The Guitar Center so we have gear at the studio all the time. They provide a good bump at about 200hz so if you like that bump (I don't I remove all the low mids on my toms) these mics will provide you a deep low mid tone.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I would not use this mic for snare except for in a live environment. They don't have the attack at 3.5K to 4.5K that I need, but that is a quick fix with a simple one band EQ boost. We test mics and gear all the time as my engineers work at The Guitar Center so we have gear at the studio all the time. I have been doing this for 30 years so I am aware of what microphones sound good. I say if you have a studio and you are looking for a Tom Tom Microphone, this is the only professional line of tom tom mics I would buy. I have a set of them on the toms now and have done 40 records with these mics. You will have limited uses of these microphones. They are not good for much else besides the tom toms. They do not do well in other application modes but if you want exclusive microphones for your tom toms, and you are on a limited budget.
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  • JimboSpinsJimboSpins

    Best on Snare and Floor Toms

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 09/24/12 at 23:48
    Back in December we ordered the e604 3 Pack for drum recording. The e604 is a smaller microphone that is very portable and reliable. Its small and flexible enough that you can move it around pretty quickly and easily from drum to drum. The e604 sound its best when used on a snare and the larger toms. It comes with a clip so you can get it pretty close to the source (drum head). The e604 is better than most of the Shure SM line of drum microphones because of the sound quality and the price. I was able to get the 3 pack of the e604’s for 350 dollars last year. We have been using them a lot since then and never had any issues with them. There is no feedback and the amount of noise is very low…
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    Back in December we ordered the e604 3 Pack for drum recording. The e604 is a smaller microphone that is very portable and reliable. Its small and flexible enough that you can move it around pretty quickly and easily from drum to drum. The e604 sound its best when used on a snare and the larger toms. It comes with a clip so you can get it pretty close to the source (drum head). The e604 is better than most of the Shure SM line of drum microphones because of the sound quality and the price. I was able to get the 3 pack of the e604’s for 350 dollars last year. We have been using them a lot since then and never had any issues with them. There is no feedback and the amount of noise is very low. I have never used the e604 in a live setting, mainly just in a recording studio or home setting.


    OVERALL OPINION

    The sound quality of the e604 is very good when used in certain situations. I don’t think it’s a very good microphone for some of the smaller toms, but for the larger floor toms it is great, and the snare. I am happy that I spent the money to get three of these. We can move them around very quick, and it’s a huge plus that it comes with the clip. I have tried many other similar microphones and some of them where pretty good, but they cost a lot more than the Sennheiser e604. If you are looking for a great drum microphone then look no further. The e604 is a must have if you are a drummer looking to record simultaneously. I don’t recommend getting just one of these, you mine was well get the 3 pack and save money rather than just buying one separate. You will be able to mic your whole set up quickly.
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  • MGR/AlexVMGR/AlexV

    Sennheiser e604 3-Pack

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 03/15/10 at 16:00
    The Sennheiser e604 is a small diaphragm dynamic mic made for clipping onto drums and other percussive instruments. I am a student, musician, writer, and pretty good line dancer residing in beautiful Nashville, TN. I've been a drummer and guitar player on and off for the past 10 years of my life and have began engineering and producing in the past 4. I currently play drums for the band Brookline and you can see me rockin' an Orange County Drum and Percussion or Mapex kit decked out with Zildjian K Hybrids.

    Our studio bought this three pack for right around $350.00 about 3 years ago from Sweetwater. We were looking to build our mic catalog in a new studio at a Recording Arts College in Na…
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    The Sennheiser e604 is a small diaphragm dynamic mic made for clipping onto drums and other percussive instruments. I am a student, musician, writer, and pretty good line dancer residing in beautiful Nashville, TN. I've been a drummer and guitar player on and off for the past 10 years of my life and have began engineering and producing in the past 4. I currently play drums for the band Brookline and you can see me rockin' an Orange County Drum and Percussion or Mapex kit decked out with Zildjian K Hybrids.

    Our studio bought this three pack for right around $350.00 about 3 years ago from Sweetwater. We were looking to build our mic catalog in a new studio at a Recording Arts College in Nashville, TN.

    <a href="https://www.sweetwater.com">https://www.sweetwater.com</a>

    These mics are very convenient and clip right onto toms, snare, congas, ect. They have a pretty good response and ton on toms smaller than right around 14'. These are great in live situations, especially for venues that will change drum kits 4 times a night - easy to take down and set up - no mic stands, just small clips compatible with all types of rims.

    These mics lack low end definition making them not so good for studio application. They also tend to pick up a long of vibration from the rims and have a rather high self-noise. Great live, though!

    These little mics are tough and the clips included are thick plastic and can stand the test of time. They are definitely made to take hits from drums sticks and only suffer a few minor bruises. We all know how crazy drummers can get!

    Bottom Line? Great for live applications and very convenient for quick set ups and a reliable sound. Not so hot in the studio because of its inability to really grab that thick low-end sound you look for in your toms, especially the floors. Great deal for the price and perfect for the start-up studio on a budget.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • yoTrakkzyoTrakkz

    good for drums and keys

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 01/01/12 at 22:27
    The Sennheiser E 604 is a dynamic microphone that you can place on the inside of a piano or even on the floor. Its design is unique and allows it to pick up a great deal of specific sound. I have only used this microphone in the studio, as I believe that is the intended use for the microphone, but one could definitely use it in a live setting if they wanted to.


    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using the Sennheiser E 604 for about two years and I have found them to be quite useful in a number of different situations. The main use I have for the PZM 30D is to place it inside or on the top of a grand or upright piano. This picks up a lot of detail from the piano and will also isolate it re…
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    The Sennheiser E 604 is a dynamic microphone that you can place on the inside of a piano or even on the floor. Its design is unique and allows it to pick up a great deal of specific sound. I have only used this microphone in the studio, as I believe that is the intended use for the microphone, but one could definitely use it in a live setting if they wanted to.


    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using the Sennheiser E 604 for about two years and I have found them to be quite useful in a number of different situations. The main use I have for the PZM 30D is to place it inside or on the top of a grand or upright piano. This picks up a lot of detail from the piano and will also isolate it really well if you have other instruments in the room that you do not want to bleed into it. I have also found this useful when recording noise or talking in a room if you place it on the floor as it will pick up everything in the room. The price of these is really reasonable for such a useful microphone. Having a pair of these is great and I use them all the time when recording piano and even sometimes for recording a Leslie speaker cabinet with a Hammond B3 organ. While these aren't the most versatile mics out there, as they can only be used for a few different applications, having them around is more than useful and they can really come in handy for the things it is good at. I can't think of any other type of PZM microphone that I could compare this to, as this mic is pretty unique. Overall I highly recommend these microphones for professional and home studios alike as they are great sounding and incredibly useful.
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  • FalavorFalavor

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 06/17/03 at 00:34
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    604, made of percussion instruments (percussions, drums), dynamic microphone

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it many times since 2000 and live in the studio, and I do not recommend it at all ... it simply restores the serious wrong, and right away type sound "metal". I therefore reserve métalhardcore concerts, since it allows me to avoid equalization ornate in the upper midrange. I have not personally purchased, but many of my colègues took this option they regret to this day ... in the same series, the 602 is surprising against ...
  • tonotono

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 06/13/03 at 02:30
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    Dynamic microphone with clip intgre for toms, snare, percussion

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the E604 (eg BF504) live since 1997, and in the studio since 1999, and the mikes are really great value qualitprix.Sur drums, the clamp is super convenient (the farewell of feet high! !), the implementation is fast, and the sound is to go for you.to only small problem is the small barrels (10 ", 8") or the body of the microphone is sometimes g NER typing drummer. At sound of the toms is couillu round, even if the attack was not a monstrous Beta 98 ​​(prfr my microphone on the drums, but 3 times more expensive! sniff!), with a big bottom mdium (certainly of the proximity); on the snare it's not b…
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    Dynamic microphone with clip intgre for toms, snare, percussion

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the E604 (eg BF504) live since 1997, and in the studio since 1999, and the mikes are really great value qualitprix.Sur drums, the clamp is super convenient (the farewell of feet high! !), the implementation is fast, and the sound is to go for you.to only small problem is the small barrels (10 ", 8") or the body of the microphone is sometimes g NER typing drummer. At sound of the toms is couillu round, even if the attack was not a monstrous Beta 98 ​​(prfr my microphone on the drums, but 3 times more expensive! sniff!), with a big bottom mdium (certainly of the proximity); on the snare it's not bad, close to the sm57 if we blunder placement, and it is not Below terrible (lack of brightness); On drilled, trs is much to reinforce good overheads. I rcemment Discoveries a little something that made me redcouvrir this microphone: just up the body of the mic upside down on the grip, place a can over the prs circle, east 90 to 60 over the skin, are thundering rsultats (+ attack), and no more typing ESG ... Another strong point are m ga solid.
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  • manpilemanpile

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 06/24/03 at 09:55
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    TOMS E604 BATTERY

    OVERALL OPINION

    AN 1 1 / 2
    The clamp is nice ...
    QUALITY AVERAGE PRICES ...
    I prefer the AKG D440 FOR (+ Fidler)
  • Max82Max82

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 03/10/04 at 05:00
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    Decision-toms, snare and instruments (guit.).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for two years that many times in the studio for the def. And frankly, this microphone is top, I find I get to ring Fidler and not a battery forcment Mtal (dj config used in jazz and frankly, I have not had to problem). It is on the need to rework its derrire, it is rare to be able to ask a battery of microphones and direct it sounds ... The report qualitprix is ​​not bad but it could be lgrement cheaper (and more, we must buy at least 3 at once for a battery.). I also use it to back 2nd snare mic (timbre) and is effective trs.
    So the good stuff with a fair price and I would do without this choice problem.
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    Decision-toms, snare and instruments (guit.).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for two years that many times in the studio for the def. And frankly, this microphone is top, I find I get to ring Fidler and not a battery forcment Mtal (dj config used in jazz and frankly, I have not had to problem). It is on the need to rework its derrire, it is rare to be able to ask a battery of microphones and direct it sounds ... The report qualitprix is ​​not bad but it could be lgrement cheaper (and more, we must buy at least 3 at once for a battery.). I also use it to back 2nd snare mic (timbre) and is effective trs.
    So the good stuff with a fair price and I would do without this choice problem.
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  • Just_elwoodJust_elwood

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 06/14/05 at 02:58
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    Dynamic microphone with clip intgre for toms, snare, percussion

    OVERALL OPINION

    Use of sound recording and concert
    The grip strength and simplicity of use
    good report quality price (toms)
    In short, I am convinced
  • Joseph sardinJoseph sardin

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 09/20/05 at 03:03
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    Micro toms, brass ... dynamic

    OVERALL OPINION

    A little marvel at quality prices. Very cheap and very convenient! a clamp for mounting on toms very clever, what more. The sound is not too bad, I use it live and although there are other mics better tailor it often takes four times as much. This choice I would do with pleasure ...
  • PoetPoet

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 02/03/06 at 03:53
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    Dynamic Microphone for Tom. Design giving an impression of strength. Easy fix. Small hook to pass the cable ... No ESG causes dirs as drummers who have registered with.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Only used on toms for more than one year to various recordings (Heavy Metal, Death Metal, ... and ... trs soft pop-rock)

    Toms on Tama Starclassic, we obtain directly the typical Metal without qualiser ... just what I was looking for!

    But then ... for the pop ...
    It works well. And thanks to Systm home that is well done, and allows more investment there parrait, allowing the end to obtain the DSIR.

    I do not note the max because I prfre an SM57 on the snare. In addition, the E604 parrait m…
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    Dynamic Microphone for Tom. Design giving an impression of strength. Easy fix. Small hook to pass the cable ... No ESG causes dirs as drummers who have registered with.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Only used on toms for more than one year to various recordings (Heavy Metal, Death Metal, ... and ... trs soft pop-rock)

    Toms on Tama Starclassic, we obtain directly the typical Metal without qualiser ... just what I was looking for!

    But then ... for the pop ...
    It works well. And thanks to Systm home that is well done, and allows more investment there parrait, allowing the end to obtain the DSIR.

    I do not note the max because I prfre an SM57 on the snare. In addition, the E604 parrait me a little less efficient on the Tom Bass as other Toms.

    The rest is a matter of got, and I conois that we can find it too typ "Metal".
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  • DaHeavySoundDaHeavySound

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 03/06/06 at 11:52
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    Micro dynamic cardio ideal for battery toms ... I have not yet had a chance to test it on other sources (eg brass) ... very good frequency response. Good sensitivity.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Party at the start of the battery pack Superlux kit (see my opinion on the matter), I was forced to find my happiness no matter how by buying more mics for toms. But we know the faithful rendering specific Sennheiser that little or no editing his microphone, so it is no matter how far from the ... This mic is super valuable, at least on the Toms, it catches the attack, the harmonics of sound, acoustics brief as we know it when you're facing the drummer.
  • bloodsugarbloodsugar

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 04/04/06 at 04:52
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    Dynamic Microphone small, meaning be specially for toms and percussion gnral.

    It has a clip, all delivered in a bag.

    This clip is a convenient ct (not too many investment choices = simplified investment but also has disadvantages, the microphone is properly Submitted on the striking surface (especially on small toms) or when , right on the edge (not too much air between the skin and the microphone)

    dlicat so ... at the same time for beginners is gnial because the question of the investment does not arise too.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 3 from 3-4 years.
    I like the size, grip, durability, sound on the toms medium (10 ", 12", 13 ")
    I like the sound less bass on the toms (1…
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    Dynamic Microphone small, meaning be specially for toms and percussion gnral.

    It has a clip, all delivered in a bag.

    This clip is a convenient ct (not too many investment choices = simplified investment but also has disadvantages, the microphone is properly Submitted on the striking surface (especially on small toms) or when , right on the edge (not too much air between the skin and the microphone)

    dlicat so ... at the same time for beginners is gnial because the question of the investment does not arise too.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 3 from 3-4 years.
    I like the size, grip, durability, sound on the toms medium (10 ", 12", 13 ")
    I like the sound less bass on the toms (14 "/ 16") -> sizes on these drums, the bass are not well rendered by hyper microphone. Prfrer him a kick drum mic for that use.

    On the snare, may work too.
    I did once live (trs small scene) where a forest of legs silent banned around the battery. I will appreciate the clip and its small size.

    I have been riding on the toms (for it is the main use) of the Shure SM57, Sennheiser E664's (static) and Oktava MK012 (also static)
    the more static nature, but provide a dynamic color apprciable particularly strong.
    APRS, between 57 and 604, I find the above 604 (to taste)
    The whole essay on a t RME preamp, TF-pro or SPL.

    The current price quality ratio is good.

    With experience and a step back, I probably Rasht of 604 toms for viola, but not for forcment toms bass.
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  • yoyo92yoyo92

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 07/04/06 at 11:04
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    Dynamic microphone proximity to percussion and brass, rather tough (it has already taken falls from the owner) by clamp against inappropriate for brass (trumpet)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I tried it 2-3 times on my trumpet at a friend's exellent very faithful (even the bread and the sound that tarnishes a cause of fatigue, sniff ...) just the clip I like it (for Note that no maximum), but it is tinkering pliers to the trumpet. So almost perfect for the use I make, I plan to purchase ...
  • Anonymous

    Sennheiser e 604Published on 07/19/11 at 02:49
    The Sennheiser E 604 is a microphone from Sennheiser that is specifically designed to mic up a drum set. The microphone itself comes with a clip specifically designed to mount it to the drum kit, and as far as I am concerned, the less microphone stands, the happier the stage looks, although I do admit that having less stands does make the stage seem far less intimidating, hah. In a nutshell, these microphones sound great on both snares and toms, but are not quite as complete sounding on toms as the Sennheiser's own legendary tom microphone: the MD 421 II. However, another reviewer for this microphone described these microphones as "thunderous" on drums, giving an unbelievable sense of punch…
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    The Sennheiser E 604 is a microphone from Sennheiser that is specifically designed to mic up a drum set. The microphone itself comes with a clip specifically designed to mount it to the drum kit, and as far as I am concerned, the less microphone stands, the happier the stage looks, although I do admit that having less stands does make the stage seem far less intimidating, hah. In a nutshell, these microphones sound great on both snares and toms, but are not quite as complete sounding on toms as the Sennheiser's own legendary tom microphone: the MD 421 II. However, another reviewer for this microphone described these microphones as "thunderous" on drums, giving an unbelievable sense of punch and explosiveness.

    The Sennheirser E 604 is a dynamic microphone specifically designed for snares and toms. It features a very standard cardioid pickup pattern. It has a very nice frequency response that goes all the way from 40 Hz to 18,000 Hz. This is very nice, because compared to many of its competitors, its frequency response is extended enough to make the microphone sound very big and clean without getting too caught up in the muddiness of many of the its competitor's microphones.

    As it is a drum microphone, it is necessarily and expectedly engineered to handle extremely high SPL's. Sennheiser mentions that it is capable of handling SPL's in excess of 160 db! This is remarkable, considering there is not much in the world louder than that, let alone a drum set.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I was a big fan of the Sennheiser E 604, just because of the thunder it lent to the drum set. The E 604 on snares is pretty much Zeus flinging lightning bolts straight into the XLR cable, and it fares well on toms as well, although knowing that the MD 421 II exists is a little painful.
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