Snare mics other than 57?
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Snare mics other than 57?

Anyone using something besides or in conjunction with a 57 on snare? What are you getting from it?
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beyer m201

-> more body and highs, better hihat rejection
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beyer m201

-> more body and highs, better hihat rejection
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Audix i5 - more modern take on a 57

EV RE10 - I like it on piccolo, brass, or just weird-sounding/oddly tuned/shitty snares
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Audix i5 - more modern take on a 57

EV RE10 - I like it on piccolo, brass, or just weird-sounding/oddly tuned/shitty snares
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Anyone using something besides or in conjunction with a 57 on snare? What are you getting from it?
I use a Gefell 582/m94 in conjunction with the overheads. It gives me a good snare sound.
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I normally use them on toms but recently tried it on snare and was pleasantly surprised
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sm81 on bottom. Get pretty much everything the top won't when it comes to sizzle.

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ATM23he, D119 sometimes, M201 at times.
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I tried The Josephson e22S in a studio blew me away I always used the 57. A lot more detail as in you don't really need a bottom sn mic. I didn't really use the HH so I couldn't tell the separation.
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Anyone using something besides or in conjunction with a 57 on snare? What are you getting from it?
All the time...

Drum Mic Madness!!!!

Right now I"m on a 545 kick.
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421?
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This. One above one below, or just one a few feet away side on. Nice and crisp yet full at the same time. Have had decent results from 451 too.

M201 in some circumstances but it can be a bit 'pingy' for some tracks.

Sm7 is nice.

441

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I really like AKG D224 on my snare.
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Been Using an SM7 a lot lately, with the right snare drum and a 57 on the bottom I don't really need an EQ.
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EV RE38N

It's very fat sounding because of the diameter of the diaphragm (about like an RE20, but much shorter body and easy to position on snare).
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When I had one, I liked in on snare shell.
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Hard to go wrong with an i5 for a hundred bucks new. Little more meat than a 57 but sometimes it's just enough of a change to really work better.

I also use a beyer m260 on snare with good results.
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ive seen 421s, 441s, and even some SDC 451s on bottom
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As already said, M201 and i5 are good.
I have both and 57s too but I love the Audio Technica ATM650.
Better snap and body IMO.
API A2D in 2:1 mode
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Audix i5 or Heil PR20 is nice on Snare - each has a bit more high frequency extension, as Granny Gremlin said, a more "modern" take on a 57.
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When I had one, I liked in on snare shell.
With a name like Drumsound, you should get another one!
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Another vote for the Beyer M201. Also, a Beyer M88 can sound thick 'n thuddy, if that's what you're going for.
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EV - RE15, RE20, AKG D19, 224, Beter M88, Reslo ribbon, Sennheiser 411, 421, 441, Shure SM7B.
Anything really. Just try what-ever you've got,
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Thanks everybody. Been just doi g 57s for 10 years and not sure why I never tried anything else.
For the heck of it I added a 251 a few weeks ago and it was refreshing.
Wanted to find out what everyone else was using.
This could get expensive...
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With a name like Drumsound, you should get another one!
I thought to buy a second or sell it to put towards other gear. I just didn't use it enough. I'd love a pair of ebs with the CK12s.
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Another vote for the Beyer M201. Also, a Beyer M88 can sound thick 'n thuddy, if that's what you're going for.
I used an M88 on snare for years, I really should again soon.
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I use a Shure Beta 98AMP/C and I used a SM57 before..... but I'm not going back
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