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Miking Drums 2xlr

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Jarci, May 31, 2007.

  1. Jarci

    Jarci Active Member

    I need advice on miking drums with only two xlr's. I have the tascam us122. One mic i want to be on the bass the other as and OH. What mic are good in these aspects? and won't break my pocket. The sound i'm trying to get is a mixture of rap and rock. help please.
  2. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    At the risk of being bombarded with email, The Beatles first couple of albums had only 2 mics on the drums. Both were dynamic...

    If you could compress both mics a little, that would help. But almost any dynamic mic will get the job done.

    THE most common "inexpensive" drum mic in studios is probably the Shure SM57. You can get them used for about $50 each. They are pretty good on guitar and vocals as well...

    The amount of money you spend on equipment (mics, mic pre amps, and recorder) will be commensurate with your income. And once you start, it NEVER ENDS!!!

    Have fun!

    [edited for spelling]
  3. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    ...dang dbl posts...
  4. Terrapin

    Terrapin Guest

    Do you already have any mics? Indeed a couple sm57's could work really well. I'd place one on the beater side of the kick positoned to get some snare as well, play around with the position until you get a sound you like. And then use the other as a single overhead. Thats how alot of the early Grateful Dead recordings were done. When Bear ran sound for the Dead he says he had 12 channels, 4 of which were needed to capture 2 drumsets. Each set got the setup as described above. And those live recordings he did back from 72 have some amazing clarity, depth, and punch.
  5. Jarci

    Jarci Active Member

    thank everyone for the replies. I only have a few SM58's but i'm going to buy these two very soon :Samson C02 and samson q kick
  6. Terrapin

    Terrapin Guest

    those 58's will work just fine on drums as well
  7. Tascaman2488

    Tascaman2488 Guest

    well it would depend on how big the drums are but it would work

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