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Mic closet being (modestly) upgraded - wee bit of help appr.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Jeemy, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    Current set:

    Rode K2
    SP C4 set
    2 x KEL HM-1s
    tons of SM57s and 58s

    Based on this I'd like to get an ATM4033 or a Groove Tubes GT44 to use on guitar cabs, vocals etc. And also for snare, but I don't think thats a good choice even when considering it - I just don't have a semipro snare mic yet.

    But given the set above, and the fact that the most I will ever need to use together is 10 drum mics, would I be better with another HM-1 for a tom mic, cos otherwise I end up with C4 overheads, D112 kick, SM57(s) for snare, HM-1 on 2 toms (based on the fact Kurt says they are a bit like U87s which are recommended as great tom mics, if you can afford it) - and am short one tom mic - another D112 for the floor tom? Or a D6, which gives me 2 kick options when I only use 4 drum mics and Recorderman's technnique?

    Or is there a third option which will improve my snare sound, be good for vocals when the K2 isn't, and be a good guitar cab 1m mic?

    Thoughts appreciated,

  2. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    I think a Sennheiser MD421 could be useful...
  3. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    I have an option on an older one, so I could probably get that and the ATM4033 - although the one I see now is an AT4033, no M - still okay?

    One for snare, one for vocals, right?
  4. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    i second the 421, can be used for kick/vocals/guitar/banjo/snare also.

    I ocassionally use my studio projects c3 on floor tom and it sounds great. a friend of mine uses a moded pair of octava mk012s for toms and loves it. to each is own.

    good luck.

  5. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    I ended up going a little crazy. Oktava mk319, the s/h 421, hopefully a s/h m201, the at4033, whoops, got a little trigger-happy.

    Still, I will need more than that long-termly so its all good!

  6. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    A second K2 would be a good choice- I got a second one and ithey are great for among other things, percussion, drums OH, even acoustic guitar (all in stereo, of course0

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