Bass drum mics review and how to mix them !

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by pcrecord, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    In this video, I demo some bass drum mics and show you can EQ them to fit in a mix. Sennheiser E602 II Sennheiser MD421 AKG D112 Shure SM57 Audio Technica Pro25 Microphone-parts DiY T47

    Sennheiser E602 II
    Sennheiser MD421
    AKG D112
    Shure SM57
    Audio Technica Pro25
    Microphone-parts DiY T47

     
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    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    I'm again surprised to be able get a valid recording with the SM57.. Need a bit more work in post but, still.... ;)
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Distinguished Member

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    I think thats because the 57 gets the mids right, that it sounds decent on anything. Its proximity effect is more useable than most other mics i find too. I used a 57 for overheads back when i had just a few mics, and it works surprisingly well there.

    Ive always felt the d112 was best right up on the beater. Ive never liked it when it was outside the kik or towards the back. In your example it sounds fine when eq'd, but as far as raw sound ive always felt ut came to life close up.
     
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    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    Good observation on the D112. In this instance, I wanted all to be positionned the same way.. but it's true that it gets better when you put it inside.
    I always thought of the D112 as raw sound needed work compared to The e602 or D6 which have pretty drastic built in EQ...
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Distinguished Member

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    I agree. I only used the 602 once live but it was easy to get a sound. I think its eq is more universal than the beta 52. I think alot of people must have felt the same about the d112, because they added a selectable eq on the newest model.
     
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