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awsome kick drum sound?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by cyberspoon, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. cyberspoon

    cyberspoon Guest

    im running logic pro 7, and i will be using a sennhiser e901 kick drum mic and i was wondering if any one could tell me how to get that killer tone that all the big metal bands have (like that on the new roadrunner records cd)??
    and advise for recording drum kits would be great actully??
  2. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    check it out yall http://www.saecollege.de/reference_material/ hope that helps
  3. sickyboy

    sickyboy Guest

    D112 half in the hole and a 57 on the beater side on the edge bout a inch away from the head.
  4. JohnB99

    JohnB99 Guest


    I'd like to try this, what do you use to hold the two mics?... Where do you put the 57 on the beater side.Thanks for the help!
  5. Dan_Pence

    Dan_Pence Guest

    Are you kidding??? I think it's most appropriate to use mic stands to hold microphones, but that's just my opinion...
  6. sander_8

    sander_8 Guest

    lol :p

    Ok but what to do when a drummer doesn't have a hole in the front of the kickdrum? I don't think our drummer would approve if we created one manually. Tried to put a mic before it without a hole, but it sounds muddy, and loses all the kick, wich is basically what you're trying to capture.
  7. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    cutting hole in kick drum

    I play with a drummer who had a kick drum (head) without any hole in it. I used a metal can, you can use a glass, or anything that is round and appox. the right size hole your looking for. I think I used a peanut can jar, it was about 4" or so around. Any how...
    Trace around the jar (or round object) with a black marker, then use a razor blade to cut the hole with.
    It took me about 5 to 10 minutes
    My drummer was :D after I finished.
  8. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004

    Easy-- You take the entire head off. I do this a lot for the heck of it anyway. Keeps air from blowing into the mic as much.

    Off with his head!!!
  9. sander_8

    sander_8 Guest

    hehe thnx :p I'll try reggies solution first I think ;)
  10. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    Re: cutting hole in kick drum

    Easier to just heat up the can on a burner and press it on the head and turn. :)
    Melts like buttah', be carefull and wear mitts though.
  11. ctyragdoll

    ctyragdoll Active Member

    Jun 5, 2004
    New York
    Re: cutting hole in kick drum

    This works really well, I second the technique.
  12. JohnB99

    JohnB99 Guest


    Thanks for the slap - To rephrase my question :is there a floor stand or something that you can use to put the mic close to the floor instead of taping it onto a box like we have done?... Do you use the desktop stand, the little tripod stand or what?

    Sorry for looking dull here, but I'm trying to keep the cr**p (like boom stands) out of the way of the drummer...to keep him happy, but get a good recording - Any help appreciated...

    Still open - where do you recommend on the beater side - how high, position from the beater, etc to get a good sound?

  13. GCPA845

    GCPA845 Guest

    Four words - Earth Works Kick Pad - I swear by it.
  14. JohnB99

    JohnB99 Guest

    GCPA - beater side or centered on the hole?
  15. SeniorFedup

    SeniorFedup Guest

    i have a cool square on my kick drum i cut out
  16. my hole on mine was gonna be squarish ... til i was going back to clean the hole up with an exacto knife and the head slit all the way across on me .... it probably would have been smarter if i took the head off and did it

    haha .. i'm also playing with a beater head with a hole in it .. i turned it so that my beaters on my double bass pedal hit just above the hole .... it doesn't sound too bad ..... just isn't as loud as it could be
  17. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    "Heat the can up and twist it", what a great frinkin idea. I will try that one next. Thanks for the great tip!
    Earth works kick pad? Tell me more! I have heard one of those on a demo CD, off the Earthworks web-site, and I liked what I heard ALOT!!!
    Did you buy just the "kick pad". Or did you buy the set of 3 mic's as well?
  18. backinthelab

    backinthelab Guest

    Earthworks can't steer ya wrong, the Kick Pad is great! I've also heard a lot of good things about the Yamaha Subkick. Kind of novelty-like, but supposedly captures the kick better than most mics. Anyone here use one?

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