Tips & Techniques:Kick drum, outer shell
Figure of 8 mic parallel and close to the side of the kick's shell (try moving closer or further from beater). Positive lobe pointing towards the front of the kick (where the usual hole is) and negative lobe pointing towards the beater skin. The on axis portion of the mic will pick up interesting reflections and diffractions that happen around the outer shell, while nulls of bidirectional will suppress cymbals, toms, etc.
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|4th March 2008||#1|
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I know we face a firing squad if we ask questions, so let me put it this way: A pic or illustration showing how the figure 8 mic is setup would be helpful.
I'm having trouble picturing the placement.
|6th March 2008||#2|
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