drums again! (hi hats)

Discussion in 'Hi-Hats' started by sammyg, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    First off, thanks guys for all your advice on tom mics, it helps a lot,
    almost made my decision, im trying the audix stuff next week, then i'll make my decision.

    however, while on the subject of drum mics, what about hi hats,
    i listened to the AT3031 and thought it sounded nice for the bucks,
    once again......any advice!!

    has anyone tried the C1000 on hats??


  2. drumrob

    drumrob Active Member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Eugene, Oregon

    I use the C-1000 on hi-hat, but only because it's what I've got. It does a good job, just a bit harsh in the upper end. When they first came out, for the price they were a great buy and very versatile. I got nice recordings of acoustic guitar and ensemble singing (using two in an X-Y configuration) as well as using it on hi-hat. Now I still love them for live vocal mics (our band uses 4 of them), but have used them less and less for recording. I think there are better mics out there for the same or less money. I actually would like to get my hands on another Oktava MC-012, which i use for overheads. I would use that on hi-hat. I bet the A-T you mention would be good. And there are plenty of options if you want to spend your kid's inheritance (Neumann, Josefson, etc.). So anyway, for me, the answer would be use the C-1000 if you have one - and continue the search for something a little better. But I would not buy a C-1000 just for the purpose of using it on hi-hat.

    Have fun!

  3. heyman

    heyman Guest

    SM- 57 baby.... or you can get a little fancier...

    I personally like the sm 57
  4. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    A 57 on hi hats? Are you joking?

    Dynamic mics generally sound like crap on cymbals and stuff. What you need is a good condenser mic.

    I usually don't even mic the hats, if I do I always find myself turning it down becuase theres to much of it. The overheads seem to pic it up fine.

    But I do heavy stuff where the drummer is really loud. Don't know if not miking the hats would work for other forms of music.
  5. soundfreely

    soundfreely Guest

    A 414 is very common on hats. It is a bit bright, but a lot of people like that sound for hats.

  6. heyman

    heyman Guest

    Let me re-iterate.... I have used 57 's in a pinch....

    But I was also using a royer Ribbon Mic as Overhead. So I was blending a mix of Close mIcs and Overheads...

    "57 on hi hats are you Joking"

    sometimes the best sounds come from not following what other people do...
  7. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    I quit micing Hats a while back. Depends on the player IMO...

    Later :cool:
  8. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    Well if your blending it in I guess that's a different story and you may be able to get some interesting sounds from that. I just thought you meant you were strickly using a 57 on the hats.
  9. dustbro

    dustbro Guest

  10. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    Funny that you would mention Terry Date and the Deftones. The Deftones Around the Fur happens to be one of my favorite recordings. You gotta love the way that snare sounds.
  11. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    I've used the C1000 on hat with good results. It exibits a pretty good amount of proximity effect, so you can get a warmer sound with postioning if desired, but plenty bright in the correct placement too.

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