Over the years I've gradually taken on the job of *the guy who records stuff* in the three bands I play in.
My setup is focused on staying portable and leaning towards fast/easy to setup and break down, with all of my mics plugging into a Zoom Livetrak L-20. I don't own any ribbons or tube mics, and unlikely to in the short term.
Everything else sounds like it should, but my drum recordings sound off. I know why....
I know there's also software available that can apparently time align those mics/tracks, although I've never used it.
Took forever to setup.. Pretty cool.. too bad my ceiling is low..
I'm looking to upgrade my drum overheads from AKG C 1000 S' to either Shure SM81's or AKG C 214's. Price and versatility are factors, but the main use will be as drum overheads. Any opinions or advice is very much appreciated. Thanks!
A few weeks ago, I was hired to do a remote for a band - actually, to mic up drums and get tones and levels on location.
This band had made arrangements with a local nightclub to use their room during the day when the club was empty.
I'll be getting a pair of good small diaphragm condensers, here in a couple months.
Would like those of you with experience with these mics to describe how there character in sound.
They'll be used as overheads to track drums for all genres, and they'll be my main SDC's
- Rode NT55
- Shure SM81
- Sennheiser e614
- Sennheiser e914
- Shure KSM137
- Shure KSM141
- AKG C451
I can't decide in between a pair of NT5's or a pair of NT1000's for drum overheads.
I use overheads as the main mics, I place them to pickup the boom of the toms, not just the cymbals.
I'm looking for a big open sound.
The price difference is not an issue.