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Senheiser e609 on TOMS?!
Old 6th May 2006
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Senheiser e609 on TOMS?!

Just like to get some other ppls opinion on this idea.
I bought a Senheiser e609 awhile back to use on guitar cabs mostly in the studio but came into quiet a suprising situation at my last live venue. This was a fairly small club and I really didn't think I would need to run individual condensers on each of the 4 toms and snare. I figured the snare and the high toms would cut through plenty with the club as small as it was and all the bleed I was getting of the 3 front vocal mics, so I cheated , I grabbed the e609 and stuck it directly between the 2 low toms with the mic aimed at the attack point on the drums. All I can say is wow, It was crisp and clear with more bass than you could use! No compression was needed, with alil eq'ing it had a nice natural cut-off and feel into the mix very well. Maybe im an idot or has anybody else tried this out and would it be totally stupid to give these a shot in the studio??
Old 6th May 2006
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I like the e6xx series, either for live or studio, most of the time sound really cool on drums.. Plus they can handle loud sources.
Old 6th May 2006
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They pretty much advertise these mics as great on guitar cabs or toms so it shouldn't be a huge surprise that they work on toms.
Old 6th May 2006
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Originally Posted by Jonboy79
They pretty much advertise these mics as great on guitar cabs or toms so it shouldn't be a huge surprise that they work on toms.
My bad, I knew they were advertised as Guitar mics but didn't really ever hear anything about them being advertised for toms. Guess im just ignorant huh, But anyways, I would say a much better tom mic than guitar mic, I was just suprised with the results........
Old 9th May 2006
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It's good to hear they work well though! I definitely prefer 421's but for my budget I'd rather spend $300 and get 3 decent tom mics rather spend $900 for three 421's. I usually go into a local studio to track drums anyway though. They got a mic locker that I could only dream about but it's nice that I get to use em!!! Thanks for the heads up groundhum!!
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