Drum

January 7, 2012

Late night tracking session for upcoming compilation, Set up three different stereo room fill mics. What pair sounds best? Keep in mind they will ultimately be mixed with the spot mics & overheads.

What drum room mic configuration do you prefer?

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April 24, 2010

I’ve induced 3 others I recorded for test purposes. (Prophet 08 , Udu, &  Tabla.)

I record a lot of hard percussion, Udu & Tabla are the hardest to get to sit in a mix. They have very FAST attack with sustain at times. It’s hard to get both to translate. Anyways I recorded some BS perc noodling to see how the OS would handle them.. I’m impressed. Checkout the end of the Udu test, The low doom sounds have a nice harmonic/grit added to them from the OS.

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April 14, 2010
AKG C 414 B-ULS vs Earthworks SR78 for drum overhead applications.

I wanted to see how the 414 & SR78 measured up for overhead duties. Both work exceptionally well but with drastically different outcomes. I personally prefer the SR78’s. By design they roll off the lowend when not used as close spot mics. This is perfect when used with other individual drum mics. If one had to only use two mics, then the 414 would be a much fuller sound. With my setup I prefer the improved mid&high end clarity from the SR78’s when used in conjunction with others in a mix. Rides just sing with the sr78’s

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