3D Snare Mic Comparison
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I went into the studio to see how some of the industry's favorite snare mics compare side-by-side. I took a professional drummer, three different snare drums and twenty one mics, including
Shure SM57 (x3) vintage, brand new, transformerless
Shure Beta 57A
Shure Beta 56
I added three mics under the snare (57, 451, 4033) and overheads (U67s). Files are 24-bit/48 kHz .wav files. Includes a 21 page PDF file with details and pictures of conducting the listening test. NOTE: These files need to be loaded into a DAW for comparison.