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How to mic indian percussion/Tabla, Thavil

Discussion in 'Percussion' started by DrKriZ, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. DrKriZ

    DrKriZ Guest

    hello ppl

    I need help on recording two indian instruments...the Tabla and the Thavil http://www.indian-instruments.com

    tabla_five_star_gross.jpg
    thavil1_klein.jpg
    I am not sure on how to mic up this two instruments pls help. Thanks

    KriZ
     
  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Mike them as you would a conga or frame drum. SM-57 on top would be the easiest. Large Diaphram Cardioid condensor would also work well. They are really beautiful sounding and you will want to capture the very woody sound they make. It this going to be live or recording setup?

    FWIW
     

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