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Old 20th September 2011
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Originally Posted by mikoo69 View Post
wait, you're saying as standard practice to flip the phase of kick drum mics, just as you would the under-snare mic? i've never heard this before. seems like the kick mics wouldn't need to be flipped since they are pointing towards the drummer, just like the snare mics, tom mics, etc.
Every mic in a multi mic set up should be listened to with the polarity reversed to see if the sound/phase relationship improves.
Originally Posted by Marcocet View Post
True, but only if the mics are exactly the same distance from the contact of the beater and the kick drum.

Personally I just listen. Flip the polarity, if it sounds better then good. If not then flip it back.