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OH mics for recording and PA

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by dnafe, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. dnafe

    dnafe Active Member

    Hi All

    got a budget of $1000-$2000 CDN

    Most bands will be recorded in bars and isolating the kit in most cases is a R-PITA so in one sense the tighter the pattern the better

    Any and all suggestions more than welcome including isolating the kit DIY style if possible


  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    A pair of AKG 451's and a plexi shield should do the trick....
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    The tightest pattern condensor I know for drum overheads would be the AKG C430. They are not a fantastic mic, but the main problems I had with them was their poor off-axis response (a plus for live situations), and their higher-than-most self noise (also not a problem in live situations.
    I'd sell ya mine, but I'm thinking about holding on to them for maybe highhat duty or if I ever need some at a live venue.
  4. vividsonics

    vividsonics Guest

    I think DaveDog's suggestion on the 451's is pretty good. I'd like to know if your putting thes OH mics through the PA. The plexi-shield could cause unwanted reflections and feedback problems in really small clubs YMMV. But it's hard to go wrong with the 451's (which are also a great all around mic)If you've got a budget of $1,000 to $2,000 CDN you could look into getting 4 or so Shure SM81's. You would then be able to mic things a little closer. A lot of people think of SM81's as a standard of OH's and they don't sound bad up close on a cymbal. However the more mics you add the more phase issues you could add. The SM81's are also good all around mics.

  5. dnafe

    dnafe Active Member

    Thanks for all the suggestions


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