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

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

  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

    anonymous Guests

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    API

    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)

    Fatso
    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!

    IMHO

    Happy New Year!

    :w:
     
  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 km-84...watch 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!

    Peace
    Wiggy
    2" till I die!
     
  4. anonymous

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    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??


    :cool:
    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

    Peace
    Wiggy
    2" till I die
     
  8. anonymous

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    AH thanks...

    Interesting..

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

    :)

    Jules
     

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