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e908 on toms, then what for the floor toms?
Old 3rd May 2009
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Red face e908 on toms, then what for the floor toms?

Hey guys out there.. I'm new here, and it seems like theres no similar threads.

I've got a real nice sounding Pearl Masters Premium drum kit, and that sound should be heard through the mics too. It's for live use.

Ive thought a few different things:

Having e908 on floor toms too
Having e906 on floor toms
Oh I forgot, it doesn't need to be sennheiser, but it's just the only thing I know about.

Maybe the e908's could be helped by a bassdrum mic?

Sorry for bad english, I'm danish!

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Old 3rd May 2009
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Hi,

try an AKG D112 on floortoms. I've had good experiences with it.

Good luck!
Old 3rd May 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nielzz12 View Post
Hi,

try an AKG D112 on floortoms. I've had good experiences with it.

Good luck!
The D112 and nothing else? It's just so huge.
I love Gavin Harrisons sound, that's what I'm going for!
Old 3rd May 2009
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Yes, the D112 is great on floor toms! I'm also digging the CAD M179 for about the same money, and it can do MUCH more than floor toms. Great all around mic.

For smaller tom diameters (13, 12, 10, 8) I'm using the sennheiser e504's (now called the e604, but same mic). I got 5 of them for $300 long ago, which is too good to pass up.
Old 3rd May 2009
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Usual floor tom mics are Senn 421's and Electro Voice RE20's
Old 4th May 2009
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don't forget to check out the ATM25 or ATM250 from Audio-Technica, Shure Beta 52. I'd stick with one mic per drum to avoid phase issues.

I will +1 the following:
D112
MD421
RE20
M179

I like the e906 on floor tom but I don't think it has the balls that the other mics suggested have.

The e908 is just a clip-on condenser it actually won't do too bad all around the kit, minus kick drum.
Old 8th May 2009
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I love the CAD M179 on floor toms.
Old 19th May 2009
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for the floortom I would go with a 421 or a 441..they're both great.
Never tried the D112 (If I'm not wrong Tool's Danny Carey uses them for toms..)
I prefer dynamics over condensers for toms (I don't know why..they give that mojo..)
just my 0.02$,

Cheu
Old 19th May 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nielzz12 View Post
Hi,

try an AKG D112 on floortoms. I've had good experiences with it.

Good luck!
Yes!
D112 is my go to floor tom mic. Especially since I don't like it on kick.
It sounds perfect without any additional EQ 95% of the time!
Eric
Old 20th May 2009
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Jax
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100% OT for a second

Hey Eric, nice Vonnegut quote. Here's another one I heard recently that made me laugh. Thought you might enjoy it.

"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different."

Old 21st May 2009
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I like the ATM-25 for floor tom

sometimes I like 414s on all the toms

and my favorite KV quote is:

Quote:
...think of all the mud that didn’t even get to sit up and look around.
Old 2nd June 2009
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I've been micing top and bottom heads, using 1 Y'd - bottom out of phase, cable into 1 pre of course. You can use different mics for top and bottom but I've been having god results using matching Sennheisers, either 900 series or 421's.
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