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Mics on drums
Old 16th December 2010
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Mics on drums

Hey again Ken! Thanks for answering my previous question! Here is another one if I may be so bold.

After watching your Epik Drums behind the scenes videos, I was wondering a couple things about how you mic your drums. Specifically, I'm curious about your philosophy for using condensers as your close up mics on the snare/tom and then ribbons as overheads. I find it very intriquing when the norm these days seem to be dynamics for close up and the brighter condenser mics for overheads.

I do have to say that I've experimented with Audio Technica 4050s on snare, but never much ventured beyond that.

Thanks again!!
Old 22nd December 2010
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Hi, The norm? There is no norm in recording. Or is that crying in baseball? Oh hell I get so confused these days.

Many moons ago I latched on to a set up that worked for me, the sounds I liked as a basis to work from. Condensers on the drums was it. I've used others a few times in the past and they turned out fine, but I try and stick with what I'm most comfortable with. And as far as condensers as overheads, I basically find them too harsh. There is a warmth that comes from using ribbons that I really like. But that's me and there is no norm in recording.

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