The Mandala drum trigger is the most advanced on the market. The current lineup is a USB/software based sample brain combination. As a standalone tool it’s great, but from day one I’ve wanted it to interact with the hardware world. Continue reading →
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.
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