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2 different kick mics.

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Gertok, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    Is it a good idea to buy two different kick mics, to record two kick drums then sample the best one and replace sounds of the other one? I already have EV ND 868 and I like it. So I am thinking of getting either a second one or an SM91 for example.
  2. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Never hurts to have multiple mics, period.
  3. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    So it is better to have 2 different with definite possibility of sampling vs 2 of the same. Thank you.
  4. My $0.02: I'd prefer to have complete functional control over the way an acoustic instrument sounds, especially for live playing, than to count on sampling. I've yet to find a brain-and-transducer (whether triggers or mics) combination that either a.) is all-the-time reliable or b.) feels absolutely responsive.

    Therefore, trying out mics until you find a sound that you love on your kicks and buying a pair of the same seems reasonable. However, this also necessitates you keep your kick drums tuned very similarly.
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    What PLS sez is true as well!


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