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How to setup drum overheads?

I re-opened the project and reduced the drum panning from 100% to 60%. Got enough spread to sound stereo and got rid of the ride bouncing. With the hard panned guitars the project sounder better than it was before. Thanks!

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Alternatives to the classic SM57 for Snare Drum?

...MBD 219 C (highly recomended!) - Blue Encore 100i (very nice!) - Microtech Gefell MD100 - Sennheiser e906 - Sennheiser e905 - Audio Technica ATM650 (very nice!) - Audio Technica AE3000 (highly recomended!) - Audio Technica AE5100 - CAD E100 (very nice!) The more common ones were already mentionend. Best, Steph

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Lewitt MTP550 dynamic mic.

...sounds a little scooped in the wrong spot to me for the top head. I usually gravitate to an SM57, ATM650, M81 or similar for top head duties depending on the sound that the drummer presents and how I am reproducing that out front. The SM57 gives me more "nose" or mid honk on...

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This versatile addition to the Artist Series features a new multi-stage flat grille design for precise positioning close to the sound source. Equipped with a neodymium magnet for high-output performance, the ATM650 has a frequency response tailored for clear sound reproduction of guitar cabinets, snare and percussion. A-T’s innovative dual-wall floating construction banishes handling noise.