Mics and what drums to place them......

Discussion in 'Drums' started by therecordingart, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Ok guys...I'm having a breakdown......I have a band coming in with more drums than I have mics. Here is my mic list...don't laugh:

    1- D112
    1- Beta 52a
    1- Blue 8 ball
    1- Oktava MK-319
    2- Oktava MC012
    4- Shure SM57

    Here is what I was going to do.....let me know if you think it will be sufficient:

    Kick- D112
    Snare - 57 on top and 8 Ball underneath
    Rack toms- 57's
    Floor tom- Beta 52a
    OH's- 2 MC012's

    My main concern is placing a Beta 52a on a floor tom and putting a Blue 8 Ball under a snare. Will I ruin the 8 Ball and be left with a muddy floor tom?
  2. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    This set-up looks good to me.
    Why would the 8-ball be ruined?

  3. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Well I've heard here and there that certain mics can't handle high SPL.
  4. FIMseth

    FIMseth Guest

    The 8-ball should be fine. It's got a pretty high SPL.
  5. Sork

    Sork Active Member

    Oct 26, 2004
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    What is sufficient SPL handling for a kick drum mic? I have a Rode NTK, just curios trying it out on kick, but I don't dare... It handles up to 158SPL.
  6. daeve

    daeve Guest

    i use my NTK on kicks all the time. it sounds awsome combined with a D112! 6 - 12" and your golden!


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