OK, I've posted the samples of the mics you were asking us about.
Here's some info:
Beater Head: Evans (forget model)
Reso Head: Factory (with non-factory hole)
DW single pedal w/ felt (needs some TLC - it's rather noisy), no falam-slam on head.
Mics: All in same position on low-boy stand with boom, just inside reso head hole, about a 45 degree angle towards beater.
Recorded one at a time via Groove Tubes Vipre preamp, direct into Apogee AD8000 to single track in Pro Tools TDM 6.4.1
All settings the same except fine gain on Vipre (Hi Pass off, Polarity Normal).
Tracks are normalized, no other tweaking done.
The song that's on this page with the samples is one I uploaded a while back, but the kick in it was recorded with the 868, no reso head on the drum, listen and you can see where that mic fits in a mix (not a rock song, though, sorry!).
Thanks! D112 sounds like the lowest out of all of them
Here's what I think of these three mics:
421 - Sounds the most like Lars' kick, Lot of attack.
D112 - Lot's of hi-mid, no lower definition.
868 - Sounds like the kick in the beginning of Iron Man, plenty of low end.
Not nearly as snappy as the other two...
thats my boy bent.
it may be lower, but it also sounds more muddy and wont go as well in the entire mix to me :/
but everyone wants different tones! so its cool.
I wish I had a D6 to compare...
i wish i had many things bent
like an ssl 9k console to compare to any neve console.
but hey...not gunna happen.
mmmmm.... 421 wins!
My thoughts exactly!
rockstardave wrote: mmmmm.... 421 wins!
+1 very well rounded...
Try a Beta 91 in combo with an egg or 421, see what you think.
Don't forget 421 is twice as much in price ;-)
i would have liked to hear a copy of that test with a beta91 as well.
i do not have a drum kit in my studio or i would simply a/b/c it. anyone else want to do it?
I might be able to swing that.
Bent, if you do get to that, please find an ATM25 for the lads. Everyone needs to hear that mic in comparison........Thanx mo-dogg-a-rator
i would really like to hear this with a d6 as well. i'm so used to mine that i'm curious to see how it actually stacks up against beta91, md421, etc
hey bent, you should go buy one at guitar center and return it a day or two after...
Oh bent why don't you go and try every single mic out there and post it here that would be great ;-) kidding &)
In the words of Eddie Izzard "Well, we didn't expect there'd be such a rush!"
I'll do the B91 / 421 tomorrow, and for the younger crowd: Samples of top / bottom mic with in phase / out of phase comparisons.
Dave: I'll have to look hard and see if I can find an ATM25 - I'll PM you shortly...
Rockstar: The only Audix mics I have are the D1, D2 and OM6.
"You! Cake or death?"
bent you're a hero
Hero like the current NBC show, or hero like the 80's show starring William Katz?
Like the sandwich.
Thanks for these samples, brother. We appreciate all the work you're putting into this.
No problem, Patrick / all!