drum overhead pickup pattern

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by orbit, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. orbit

    orbit Guest

    so im lookin at getting a matched pair of oktavas http://www.sound-room.com/inc/sdetail/489

    i cant really afford to get all the capsule types so im just getting the one pair of capsules...for drum overheads im going to be wanting cardoid i assume? please can someone confirm this? somehow im just inconfident and want to make sure im not needing hypercardoids for stereo OHs
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I think most of us generally use a standard cardioid pattern for overheads. Although you wouldn't kill yourself if you happen to get hyper. Sometimes in a jazz situation, I use a pair of Beyer M160's hyper-cardioid, ribbon microphones for drum overheads. That certainly doesn't sound like your Mama's rock-and-roll so all bets are off. Don't sweat it.

    You're good!
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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