Academy Dashboard Forum Studio Building Your Mic Locker Room Mics Reply To: Room Mics

Joey Sabat

    I use a CAD Audio GXL2200 for tracking drum room sound, and it definitely falls into the category of "whatever mic's left" that Mathew mentioned. Some cheap Chinese condensers do a surprisingly good job at capturing rooms, so I wouldn't go crazy with budget just for rooms. These might be too bright and brittle for most things, but I'm pretty pleased after putting a high shelf and compressing the hell out of it.

    Of course, if you have two or three vocal mics that you're not using, these may be great for rooms.

    My tracking experience is limited, but my only advice would be the following: don't discard mics because they're cheap. Sometimes they sound really well on rooms!