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which mic do you like?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Vaylence, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    Okay this is gonna be kind long but I will try to set it up so its easy to use and respond to. My question is what microphones do y'all like to use. I understand that you should use try all you mics especially on vox but still there is a starting point for everyone setting up say drums. You might think wow this drum set up is great but that snare is just not quite right, then you would go maybe try a different snare mic, but the point is that there is a starting point that usually gives good results. On to the grand inquisition!

    Which mic do you like to use/try first/typically get good results out of for

    I.Percussion

    A. overheads

    B. toms
    1. top head
    2. bottom head (if used)

    C. Kick
    1. Beater side
    2. Front side

    D. Hi Hat

    E. Snare

    F. Room

    G. anything else you use to mic a kit


    II. Guitars

    A. Cabs
    1. middle of cone
    2. outside of cone

    B. Accoustic Guitars


    III. Bass

    IV. Vocals
    1. Lead Vocals
    2. harmony
    3. Big Southern Babtist Black lady with HUGE tone! :)

    Well thats not including things like brass, strings, chimes, mirimba, or stuff like that but its a starting point. You can just respond with like

    I.A.1. Mercury Cougar XL
    or
    III Ford Escort

    anyone who takes the time to respond, thanks for the info

    Have a gRRRRRRRRate day
     
  2. tedcrop

    tedcrop Guest

    I can tell you what I use to some degree of success--not my wish list.

    overheads-km184 in x/y
    Kick-MD421 highly recommended it sounds great.
    Snare- Beta 57--a standard
    Room- Royer R121 --sounds great
    Gave up micing toms, hi-hats cause never used them.
    Gave up micing beater side of kick cause I can the MD421 has alot of clean attack with some eq.
    5 mics total

    Electric guitar
    Royer 121 8 inches in front of speaker

    Acoustic guitar
    Royer and KM184's for stereo

    Vocals
    M147--best I have
    Royer

    Bass guitar--mostly direct but
    MD421
    Beta52

    That is pretty much it for me. I guess my wish list would be a little different, maybe some KM84's and an elux 251 for vocals, but other than that it works for me.
     
  3. sushifish

    sushifish Guest

    Here's mine....

    Overheads - Neumann KM184's
    Toms - Sennheiser 421
    Kick - AKG D12 & Senn 421
    Hihat - AKG 414
    Snare - SM57 top Senn e609 bottom
    Room - u87/'s

    Guitar cabs - Sennheiser e609 (silver) & md421

    Bass guitar - Shure beta 52 / AKG d112

    Vocals - Vintage Neumann u87 w/ Klause Heynes modification

    Acoustic guitar - AKG c60 tube

    For brass I heard to use another Sennheiser. Can't remember the model but it's like a 421 except longer and skinnier (silver color) don't believe they make em any more. Maybe someone else knows what I'm talk ting about. :cool: -matty
     
  4. Vaylence

    Vaylence Guest

    does anyone use two mics on a guitar cab? I've seen a cardioid mic pointed right at the center of the cone, then one with the figure eight look set to pick up the outside of the cone. gonna try to draw a picture.
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    not sure what the second mic looked like so its tough to draw it but thats the basic idea. haha raise you hand if your confused :)
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    I.Percussion

    A. overheads
    AKG 414

    B. toms
    1. top head
    Senn 421 or Beyer M201

    2. bottom head (if used)
    None

    C. Kick
    1. Beater side
    Audix D6 ot AKG D112
    2. Front side
    Yamaha NS10 Woofer or Royer 121

    D. Hi Hat
    AKG 414 or Crown C700

    E. Snare
    Top
    SM57 or Beyer M201
    Bottom
    Beyer M201

    F. Room
    A Pair Of Nuemann U87's or I have been using a pair of MXL V69ME's. These cheap mics sound great on the room.

    G. anything else you use to mic a kit
    Sometimes I will use a set f PZM's in a room.

    II. Guitars

    A. Cabs
    1. middle of cone
    2. outside of cone

    I use my own guitar rig whenever I record Rock Guitars. I have 2 Bogner 4x12 cabs loaded with all kinds of different speakers. but I almost always use a couple SM57's a couple of Senn e609's Senn 421's and the trusty Royer 121's

    B. Accoustic Guitars
    All depends on what kind of Acc. it is but I normally start with a TLM103 and a AT 4040 through a UA 6176 pre.

    III. Bass
    Always direct through my Ureka Mic Pre (CAll me lazy)

    IV. Vocals
    1. Lead Vocals
    2. harmony
    3. Big Southern Babtist Black lady with HUGE tone!

    To hard to answer

    Well thats not including things like brass, strings, chimes, mirimba, or stuff like that but its a starting point. You can just respond with like
     
  6. KungFuLio

    KungFuLio Guest

    A. overheads - AudixSCX-25

    B. toms
    1. top head Beyer M201- If the drummer's accurate AKG 414
    2. bottom head (if used)

    C. Kick
    1. Beater side- D112 in a cutaway hole
    2. Front side - U47 or My Mesa Boogie 12" Speaker Cab

    D. Hi Hat - KM84

    E. Snare - Audix i5 top, AKG 451 Bottom

    F. Room - Neumann m50

    G. anything else you use to mic a kit - sometimes only one mic


    II. Guitars

    A. Cabs
    1. middle of cone - 57 and 421 combo.
    2. outside of cone

    B. Accoustic Guitars . B&K 4006


    III. Bass - Avalon DI, If a cabinet's involved (preferably 10" speakers) TLM 170 with a KM140

    IV. Vocals
    1. Lead Vocals - ELAM 251
    2. harmony - U47
    3. Big Southern Babtist Black lady with HUGE tone! :) Brauner VM-1KHE
     
  7. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    you're welcome
     
  8. sushifish

    sushifish Guest

    I noticed a few of you were doing the same thing.

    Kick front...
    "ns10 bass speaker outside"
    "Mesa Boogie 12" Speaker Cab "
    "Yamaha NS10 Woofer "

    I've never heard of this. Can someone please desribe and help me understand what you're doing. Sounds cool and I've very interested. Thank you! :cool: sushi Matt
     
  9. mjau

    mjau Guest

    This is just a list of things I've used or have been used in a session I've participated in, that sounded good to me.

    I.Percussion

    A. overheads - c414, at4047

    B. toms
    1. top head - 421, if necessary
    2. bottom head (if used) - never used it

    C. Kick
    1. Beater side - never used it
    2. Front side - 421, D6 (haven't played w/ the D6 much, but so far, so good)...not a fan of the beta 52 or the 112

    D. Hi Hat - never used it

    E. Snare - good ol' 57

    F. Room - at4033

    G. anything else you use to mic a kit - at4050 as a single, front of kit mic


    II. Guitars

    A. Cabs
    1. middle of cone - beyer m69
    2. outside of cone - beyer m69

    B. Accoustic Guitars - I'll be the rare one who likes a c1000 for the right acoustic part, and otherwise I've liked a baby bottle and a rode nt1000 best
     
  10. tnjazz

    tnjazz Active Member

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    Have fun!
    Dirk
     

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