Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by stickers, Feb 10, 2005.
I am just wondering what type of mic set up do you prefer for drum overheads..XY, spaced pair..?
Usually an X-Y kinda thing with a couple of large diaphragm [not necessarily similar mics!!] condenser's... more often than not with tube based amplifiers.
Another favorite is the Royer SF-12 stereo ribbon mic which is dual figure 8 [is that what they call "Blumlein"?]... it works very nicely as long as you have a good 15 foot of ceiling available.
Best of luck.
I will sometimes use a spaced pair of AEA R84's for blues/jazz.
For more aggressive stuff, I'll go for Shure SM81's in X-Y.
For country/modern folk I'm into Nuemann KM 84's, spaced pair looking over the drummer's shoulders.
So much of the choice depends on your room acoustics.
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