Phat Drums...API 3124...Jules?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by bassmac, Jan 1, 2002.

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  1. bassmac

    bassmac Guest

    Hi Jules,

    I like alternative rock, and I see lot's of posts by you diggin the API 3124 for phating up drums.

    Currently I use a UA 2-610 for OH's, and four channels of my Digimax for kick, snare, rack & floor.

    If I got the API to replace the Digimax, how would you distribute the API and 2-610 around my six mic kit?

    Also, where would you use my FATSO: tracking, sum-mixing, both?

    Happy New Year!!! :w:
  2. anonymous

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    Feb 10, 2001

    Kick (inside mic)
    SN (top mic)
    Tom 1
    Tom 2
    Digi max = Floor tom. ride, 2 x room mic's (if large enough room)

    Continue to use the UA on OH if you like it (audition their performance on Kik n snare and perhaps swap em round with the API's)

    Tracking use on Kick n Snare - Warmth 4 or 5 many lights lit! (No comp)
    Mixdown - mess around! I dunno! I mix in a computer!


    Happy New Year!

  3. wiggy

    wiggy Guest

    These API's rock!

    They actually take preference over my Neve 1073's for Kik and snare duties.

    Here is what i use it for:

    Kik inner w/d112 or 421
    Kik outer w/ Neumann F.E.T 47.....Godly thunder!!
    Snare top w/ sm 57
    Snare top w/ Neumann the phase!

    I would wholehearedly recommend them for anyone ...b/c u will use them aon nearly everything an dthey sound fantastic on everything just awesome on drums!

    2" till I die!
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    I have a 1073 pair, what do yours get used on then? Overheads?
  5. bassmac

    bassmac Guest

    While we're on the subject...

    What do you all think of the API 312's for Vocals (male/rock)
  6. drundall

    drundall Guest

    I once knew an engineer who used the 312's with 460's on OH's, adding a little air with 550A's and it sounded great. But that was back in the days of analog, I don't know if it would work cool with digi stuff. Anyone try this or something similar? Jules??

    Happy New Year
  7. wiggy

    wiggy Guest

    Hey there Jules!
    RE: neve 1073's

    yeah, we use them for overheads all the time with AKG 414's (c12 capsules). I fell that the API's 'Round' out and flatten the transients a bit too much for my liking. They seem to gently roll off into the sunset after 10-12K and they slowly go down from here, unlike the neves which are very present in the HF area.

    But as i said earlier they are THE BOMB on kick,snr toms and bass amp mics....So much so they take first choice for those duties over the consoles neve 1073 pre/EQ (btw w/are no slouches in their own right!) the DI's are highly usable and have that same bottom end punch.

    hope it helps

    2" till I die
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    AH thanks...


    I have a mixed bunch of stuff, always curious how folks do stuff & why..


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