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Which mic is this?
Old 14th June 2009
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Which mic is this?

Can anyone recognize this snare mic?

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And I mean the silver one, that other one between tom´s seems to be SM57.
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How about a picture?
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Another angle:

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How about a picture?
The pics don´t show to you?
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No pic for me.
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The pics don´t show to you?
NO
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Originally Posted by grushmore View Post
That's a Vintage Neumann KM-86. I got a pair for recording mainley acoustic guitar.
It's often used as a additional top mic for snare. The combination SM57 and KM-86 on top is a classic.

The KM-86 was the top snare mic on AC/DC's Back In Black (Tony Platt). The KM-86 was also the Metallica Black Album (Bob Rock) snare mic on top. Bevor all that Bob Olhsson had 29 KM-86's at Motown and recorded "everything" with it. It's one of the most versatile mic at all.

Since I own a pair of KM-86 I almost never use my pair of KM-84's anymore... It sounds huge and phatt if you have a acoustically ballanced live room. (It's not a mic for home recording since it picks up a lot of ambience) It's like a triple patern KM-84 but more smooth and gentle sounding because of the different head basket's size and shape.


HTH,

Glen



That's my pair:
Thanks Glen, appreciated for that info! Love both albums & sounds. Those pics are actually from the Black Album session, screen shots from "Year and half with Metallica" documentary.


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I just found out that the studio I´m working next time has one KM-86, def gonna try that combo!


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