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Go To or "safety" Mics
Old 30th June 2009
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Go To or "safety" Mics

If you didn't have time to deal with all the variables... musician, song, room, etc... if you just had to order up mics ahead for a session what would be your go to or "safety" mic that would be workable in the mix later for:

Grand Piano
Acoustic Guitar
Kick
Snare
OH
Male Vocal
Guitar Amp
Cello
Violin

Sometimes I have to do sessions in very tight time constraints so it's important to pick a mic that will work even if it's not the ideal. Capice?
Old 30th June 2009
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If you didn't have time to deal with all the variables... musician, song, room, etc... if you just had to order up mics ahead for a session what would be your go to or "safety" mic that would be workable in the mix later for:

Grand Piano
Acoustic Guitar
Kick
Snare
OH
Male Vocal
Guitar Amp
Cello
Violin

Sometimes I have to do sessions in very tight time constraints so it's important to pick a mic that will work even if it's not the ideal. Capice?
Kick - D12E
Snare top -SM57
Snare Bottom - C451
OH - C451/C414
Male Vocal - U47/U87
Guitar Amp (close) - SM57/MD421/Fathead II/Royer/Coles
Guitar Amp (far) -C414/U87
Acoustic guitar -C451
Grand Piano - Earthworks piano kit
Strings - U47/U87/various ribbons

You didn't mention budget.....
Old 1st July 2009
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Originally Posted by John Eppstein View Post
Kick - D12E
Snare top -SM57
Snare Bottom - C451
OH - C451/C414
Male Vocal - U47/U87
Guitar Amp (close) - SM57/MD421/Fathead II/Royer/Coles
Guitar Amp (far) -C414/U87
Acoustic guitar -C451
Grand Piano - Earthworks piano kit
Strings - U47/U87/various ribbons

You didn't mention budget.....
Thanks for the post... great!

budget... not so much the issue... just whatever studios typically have. What you posted is perfect!
Old 1st July 2009
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hola! here is what I would bring for this session of mic's I own...

Grand Piano - 4050's, KM184's
Acoustic Guitar - 4050, KM184's
Kick - beta 52
Snare- 57 (duh)
OH - KM184's
Male Vocal - U87
Guitar Amp - e906, 57, 421
Cello - u89
Violin - u89
Old 1st July 2009
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This is what I probably would set up. The only strong opinions I have are acoustic guitar and upright bass.

Grand Piano - C460+CK61 or Bruel and Kjaer 4007.
Acoustic Guitar - C451 or KM84 or KM54, but depends on style of playing.
Kick - D12 or D112, D12 is a bit nicer IMHO.
Snare - ATM450 or C451 or SM57 or Altec M11
OH - C451 or C460 or KM84 or B+K 4007
Male Vocal - SM7 or U47 or AT4047 or U87. SM7 might be nice for bleed control.
Guitar Amp - 421 or 57 (I prefer the 421 most of the time)
Cello - C460 or 421 or U87 or U67 depending on bow noise and register that he/she plays. I like any of those on upright bass, but placement is more critical than mic choice here, IMHO.
Violin - U89, I think, or maybe a C460, but placement can be quite important depending on the fiddle used. Some don't speak evenly in all directions.
Old 1st July 2009
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SM-57 with no transformer. It has low output but works well in many spots.
Old 1st July 2009
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Grand Piano-KM84 [pair]
Acoustic Guitar-Josephson c42 if I can get one, if not 83s or an 87
Kick-B52...always
Snare-57, 421 or a Shure 137
OH-ANYTHING BUT 414S
Male Vocal-SM7
Guitar Amp-57/421
Cello-Km84
Violin-km84
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