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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 3:34 pm 
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anyone know of an inexpensve mic made to get a great bass drum sound.

ive been using one from a series of low end drum mic kit packages for 3 years now and it cant seem to get anything that has attack AND bottom.

it could be i am just not mixing correctly, but just in case ive done everything i can..

any ideas?

todd rundgren just came on my itunes mix i have to go

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 3:43 pm 
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It'll depend mostly on your standards, Joel. I've had some good results with a general purpose mic like the Shure sm57/58.

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:48 pm 
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For all genres of rock except metal.....Audix D6. Hard to screw that one up, just point it at the beater about 12" away and hit record. Scoop out some mids and compress a little at mixdown.

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:35 pm 
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Thanks guys,
I have a shure sm57, maybe i can try it out for now , see what happens

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57 will do it.
howz the DB sound in the room?
using a front head?
with sound hole?
do like bartman says and point it at the beater.
i go a little closer than 12" myself.
but you can't beat (heh heh) bart's drums.

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 9:19 pm 
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mcnewsxp wrote:
i go a little closer than 12" myself.


Probably depends on the mic you are using and the playing style of the drummer.

Rayzor has a heavy kick foot so I get better (bigger) kick sound from the D6 with the mic a little further back.

I don't think there is a right or wrong. Do what gets you the sound you want.

I've heard that the Earthworks 3 mic setup yields a killer drum sound. Never used it myself but I've seen pics of the set-up. The kick mic has some type of in-line pad with a built in EQ. The kick mic placement is several feet away.

http://www.earthworksaudio.com/30.html

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:52 pm 
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i have one of those special bass drum beater heads that have that rubbery ring around it. so that sounds nice already.

i took the front head off, put in a pillow and its dead as shit.
beautiful.
i tried an audix 50 and it works great.
next ill try the sm57.
i bet it will work better.

well see :o

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