Hi-Hat Mic.. c414? km85??

Discussion in 'Hi-Hats' started by sushifish, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. sushifish

    sushifish Guest

    Hello all, I have one more mic needed before tracking can begin. Hi-Hat. I was pretty set on getting a c414 (gold grill) because it can be used on many applications. Also considering a c60 (hard to find, love em!), KM85/84 (BIG NEUMANN FAN).
    Any thoughts or experiences would be much apprieciated! Thanx -matt

    btw, I record digital and I'm using Avalon pre's. Progressive styles.
  2. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Home Page:
    You don't need much for hi-hat, a AT 4041 would be fine really. If you wanted to get fancy with it I think a Gefell M300, a Josephson C42, or a vintage Neumann KM84 or KM88 would do nicely.
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    [quote="atlasproaudioIf you wanted to get fancy with it I think a Gefell M300...[/quote]


    I think the M in M300 and in M29x stands for

  4. tmcconnell

    tmcconnell Guest


    I think the choice depends on the role of the hh in the music you are recording, and the timbre of the rest of the kit - and the hat itself. On a harsh HH, many sdc's sound too harsh. A warmer mic can help a lot. Do you want the hat to drive the song, or be a central player? Then use a flattish ldc very close. Frankly, the attribute I look for most is good rejection and clean off axis. t.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice