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Claude Salmiéri

Drummer - Pianist - Composer

  • As drummers we often have to put up with the same problems, on stage or in a small studio - either there just aren't enough mics to get the best sound from all the pieces of a drum set, or the mics themselves just aren't up to the job.


    The DR-8 case provides the solution and is a must for the drummer on the move. At such an unbeatable price, concert venues can now buy in professional equipment that will handle any situation. These mics have the same standard, if not better, than many of the models I've used in my career as a musician.


    So when a manufacturer offers me impeccable quality at prices which have never been equalled for this level of professionalism, I have to give a thumbs up to the Prodipe philosophy.

  • I've been involved with Prodipe products since the very beginning. Fifteen years ago, Jean-Luc Masson approached Ludovic Lanen and myself to see if we would be interested in using our skills and experience in the design of pro audio equipment: mine as a musician on stage and in the studio, and Ludovic's as a sound engineer.

    There's no secret about the fact that Prodipe have the same factories manufacturing their products as the bigger brands, and I can confirm this from my regular visits to the plants in China. Prodipe's genius has been their ability to lower prices and do away with as many of the middlemen as possible. Right from the start, Prodipe have always done what they said they were going to do: offer the highest quality at exceptional prices.

    I've thoroughly enjoyed the Prodipe adventure and I'm in it for the long haul.

  • My DL21 4-mic pack for toms and snare drums is incredibly ergonomic for live playing. It makes a perfect addition to the DR8 drum mic case.

    The 21 capsule can handle up to 140dB, and at that level of performance it will preserve the full harmonic envelope, which brings warmth to the sound of your instrument. Highly effective for recording snare drums and toms.

    And we've designed a very clever rubber clamp that perfectly adapts to the various hoop sizes, and cushions the vibrations. The capsule stays exactly where it should be when suspended over the drum head and accurately reproduces the sound of your instrument.

    You can also use the DL21 mics to record the depth of the timbre of your snare drum by attaching them to the underside of the drum.

  • You can use the PL21 PACK alongside a drum mic pack to record percussion instruments live: snare drums, toms, congas, djembes, you name it.

    On the one side they're light and they don't take up much room (if you're a drummer, you'll know what I mean). On the other side they're rugged and can handle up to 140dB, giving you sound clarity and accuracy with exceptional dynamics, on stage or in the studio.

    With Prodipe's specially designed clamps, the PL21 can be positioned very quickly and I know I keep on saying this, but once again Prodipe have given drummers a piece of professional equipment which is spot on performance wise and great value for money.


Claude Salmiéri is one of our most talented and famous French drummers unusual course.

Born in Tunis, in a family of "ritals" musicians, his father, a professional drummer, installed him behind his first drums at the age of 5. At the age of 8, he entered the Saint Maur Conservatory in a percussion class and began studying music theory, and at the same time began studying the piano.

In 1974, at the age of 15, he was admitted to the National Conservatory of Paris, where he won the first prize for percussion. He also left the saint Maur conservatory with a classical piano prize.

In 1976, he began his career by accompanying Yves Simon, David Rose Group, Robert Charlebois.

From 1978 to 1980, it was Magma's experience that allowed him, alongside Christian Vander, to draw extra energy. Very quickly, he participated in many albums for artists as different as Ray Charles, F. Gall, M. Berger, Renaud, Don Cherry, Marvin Gaye... and accompanies on stage artists such as Lalo Schiffrin, F. Cabrel, V. Sanson, Vladimir Cosma with whom he collaborates on film scores.

In 1988, he played with Paga, a band, his first album "Self portrait" was recorded in 1991.

In 1996, he founded with Jannick top and Eric Seva the band "STS", and recorded an album "Solar System". Claude Salmiéri has also participated in various musicals such as Starmania, Tycoon, and Notre Dame de Paris...

In 2005, he founded his own Jazz trio, and the same year released his album, "Light Night". In the same year, he created his brand of drums and microphones in collaboration with Prodipe. Batteries and microphones are distributed around the world.

In November 2006, he joined the "Around the Blues" team. He accompanied Larry Carlton and Robben Ford to the New Morning. Today, he presents his new quintet which is accompanied by an album "Projections Jazz Series". It covers the biggest themes of TV series and films, such as Mannix, The Streets of San Francisco, Mission Impossible, Bullit...