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Tips & Techniques:Kick drum, outer shell

Figure of 8 mic parallel and close to the side of the kick's shell (try moving closer or further from beater). Positive lobe pointing towards the front of the kick (where the usual hole is) and negative lobe pointing towards the beater skin. The on axis portion of the mic will pick up interesting reflections and diffractions that happen around the outer shell, while nulls of bidirectional will suppress cymbals, toms, etc.

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Created by KAJI, 28th January 2008 at 06:50 AM
Last edited by mw, 27th March 2012 at 03:05 PM
Last comment by johndykstra on 3rd July 2008 at 05:52 PM
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Old 4th March 2008
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I know we face a firing squad if we ask questions, so let me put it this way: A pic or illustration showing how the figure 8 mic is setup would be helpful.

I'm having trouble picturing the placement.

Thanks.
Old 6th March 2008
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A pic or illustration showing how the figure 8 mic is setup would be helpful.
Hi Jax.

I hope the attached pic helps, check out the U87.
Old 7th March 2008
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Old 7th March 2008
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Thanks KAJI the pic clears up my confusion thumbsup
Old 3rd July 2008
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LOVE this technique!
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