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Large diaphragm condenser room mics?
Old 1st June 2011
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Large diaphragm condenser room mics?

Im looking into getting some LDCs to use as room mics for drums (not interested in ribbons). The question is which ones. Bless me with your knowledge.
Old 1st June 2011
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Obviously it depends on the material, room, placement, etc. but I find that in our room MOST of the LDCs sound great as room mics. The usual starting point for me is our Manley Reference Cardioid, but I've also used Neuamnn U87s, Akg 414s and even Shure KSM27s to great effect!

That said, if I were going to be depending more heavily on the sound of the room mic and not using a bunch of close mics I'd probably go with the Manley as the sound tends to be a little clearer than the others.

Hope that helps!
Old 1st June 2011
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