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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:29 pm 
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Hi,
want to make life recording next week with no time for technical rehearsal at that date. So I'd need some advice in advance:

What's the best position for mikes for recording cymbals?
Mike: 1 AKG C1000 for 2 cymbals.

Made tests in the rehearsel room (micro under the cymbals, distance about 30 cm) and heard a bell-like tone similar to a feedback on the track.

Is the position or the distance wrong, is it better to put the mike above the cymbals to avoid this tone?

Thanks,
Helmut


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:13 pm 
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Generally, the mics are placed above the cymbals, usually near (just above) the drummer's head. In fact, they are often referred to as "overheads" just for that reason

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about 3-4 ft above the snare

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Here's a good technique:

http://homerecording.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=134951&highlight=recorderman+technique


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I"m operating under the assumption that at a minimum you want to be able to capture the hi-hat and the ride.

Those 2 cymbals are on opposite sides of the kit, so with 1 mic - you're going to want to capture the sound for both, probably with a little more emphasis on the hi-hat.

WIth that being said, place a mic stand behind the drummer, extend it the stand maybe 12-16 inches over his head and angle the mic towards the drum kit.

Depending on the drummer and the drums, you may have to do some tweeking to find the sweet spot.

Hope this helps a little.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:35 am 
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Thank you all for your helpful answers,

Helmut


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