Help me please

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by tamazil799, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. tamazil799

    tamazil799 Guest

    Hi everyone, im new to the world of recording and i need your help

    Let me first tell what and why im recording. Im a drummer and im in a couple of litte bands. I need to be able to record my drums for use in pro tools where most of my band's work will be done. my guitarist has an m box and a behringer condenser that we've been using to capture the whole band. i want to be able to record my own drum parts so when i think of something, i can have it recorded before our next practice. i just went on the musiciansfriend today and i saw what looks like a killer deal
    M box with pro tools and reason for $449 and it includes these 2 microphones
    AT2020 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
    MXLV63M Condenser Studio Microphone
    is this a good deal for what i want to do?

    second question
    I have 2 Nakamichi Sp80 subwoofers that im never going to use. i know that yamaha has the subkick which is a subwoofer that they turned into a microphone. is it possible to turn these 2 or even one of these subs into a bass drum microphone? and if it is, how would i do it?
    here are some pictures sorry about the poor quality on some of them
    thanks so much everyone
  2. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Guest

    I have this on my list of things to do 'one day' as I have a 15" Celestian speaker a client gave me when he couldn't pay all his studio bill and I considered turning it into a 'microphone' As far as I know and I haven't done much research you just chop one end off a guitar lead and connect to the 2 connections on the speaker and then use a DI box as you would when DI'ing guitar or bass. The tiny little bit of knowledge I have makes me think it's as simple as that. I believe The Beatles 'The most overatted bunch of useless, annoying wan***s in history IMHO' used to record Mc Cartneys bass partly with another bass cab and a few producers also use this technique on bass cabs and bass drum, read a few articles but shocking with names.
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    use pins 2 and 3 on a male XL3

    just start experimenting
  4. tamazil799

    tamazil799 Guest

    i have no idea what you just said, im sorry but im a total newbie with this stuff
  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    XL3 female ... mic quality cable ... XL3 male

    that's a typical mic cable.

    remove the female connector and use the two centre conductors for the + and - terminals of the speaker.
    Try the sheild on the chassis of the speaker if your like but I'd leave it to start with.

    Reversing the polarity of the leads will reverse the phase ... experiment.
  6. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    As an electronic tech I say don't waste your time, buy a mic.

  7. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    no money
    lots of time
    DIY is fun
    and you may learn something along the way

    you may even become a Dave R. of the future.

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