How Far Does Your Budget Get You With Snare Mics? Feat. GLENN FRICKER of SPECTRE SOUND STUDIOS

“How much should I spend on X pre-amp/mic/plugin/compressor?”

This is one of the eternal questions that plague the modern recording engineer. Some swear up and down that their thousands are well spent on high-grade components and engineering while others make do with cheaper products.

The brutality honest Glenn Fricker, of Spectre Sound Studios, mic’d up a drum kit and swapped out the snare mic 10 times. He demos mics that fit all budget types, ranging from $14 to $419!

Can you tell them apart?

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This Gear Demigod majored in Communications and Media and minored in Sound Design at DePaul and is currently looking for a tuning lower than drop Q.