Some here may remember the older thread where Recorderman described the way he liked to mic drums.
I am curious if anyone would be willing to chime in with some thoughts, ideas, suggestions about overheads to be used if following Recordermans suggestions.
First off, I have done it already with Beta57's and had some good luck, but I really need to use my 57's elsewhere...
So I wanted to get some new mics. In my reading on the site it seems many are fans of the 012's and the 603's but I get the impression that people suggesting them are close micing the entire kit and using the overheads just for cymbals.
I would like mics that will be able to pick up a significant amount of snare and toms and also get some kick (from overhead.)
It seem like the prefect mic would be a pair of AKG 451Bs. I am curious if these are a good choice FOR THIS APPLICATION. I am also curious if there are other good choices that might not break the bank when buying a pair.
Maybe I should just go out and buy another pair of 57's or Beta 57's...
Thoughts on a set of matched Rodes, the new Studio Projects pair, C1000's?
Any ideas or thoughts would be much appreciated. Please keep in mind that this is not for the traditional overhead application for picking up cymbals... I want to get as much of the kit as possible from overhead.
The only other application that I ~might~ use them for is acoustic guitar or grand piano... but these applications are not the driving factor in my decision.
Thanks in advance.