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Old 19th May 2006
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Bass Drum Mics

Anyone do any recording of live drum kits. I'm looking to get a new kick drum mic and need some suggestions. I've been looking at the Shure 52Beta and the AKG D-112. Any thought on these or others.
Old 19th May 2006
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First of all, congratulations on using REAL drums!

I have both the D112 and a Beta 52 - the D112 NEVER gets used - I find it obnoxious and annoying. Did I mention obnoxious?

The RE20 is a good mic for an 'old school' sound.
Old 19th May 2006
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If you got some extra cash.... a Fet 47!
Old 19th May 2006
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If you got some extra cash.... a Fet 47!

i second that!!!
Old 19th May 2006
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to add to the list... ATM25, soundelux u195
Old 19th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by junkhead
Anyone do any recording of live drum kits. I'm looking to get a new kick drum mic and need some suggestions. I've been looking at the Shure 52Beta and the AKG D-112. Any thought on these or others.
D112 is quite clicky- the only time I use it is on rock projects and then I am also using a LDC as well.
Beyer M88 is great as is the EV RE20.
Audix D4 is good too.
Never used a 52.

What bass drum are you using, or is it various?

James
Old 19th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyBelmont
If you got some extra cash.... a Fet 47!


thirdsies on that.... or you could try the NS10 get a real sub sound mixed with Fet....works real well sometimes......
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