Thanks, now how about the Audix D6?, thank you in advance The JackAttack, and have a great week.I don't care for the D112 much but I used to have to use one once in a while. If I recall I use to put it inside the drum facing away from the batter head. The Beta 52 probably back 3-6 inches and facing the drum at about 20 degree tilt. YMMV and move it around a bunch until you find the spot you like. If you aren't live, go ahead and start with the NT1 pair for overheads. Put them a couple feet above the set. Too close and you don't get the space and blend you want.
GZsound, I thank you both for all the insight. I will most definitely try all the suggestions, I have all the needed info now to use all three mics and see what kind of results I can achieve. THANKS ALLLLLLLLLI did a sort of shootout in my studio with a D112, an RE20 and a D6 Audix mic. We had a pretty decent set of Pearl drums here and thought it might be interesting to compare.
Of the three, the D6 sounded best but was the most difficult to place correctly. We ended up placing it inside the drum pointed at the head about four inches away. On a drum with two heads, the D112 sounded best and for a mic that worked almost regardless of where we put it, again, the D112 seemed to work best.
So, if you have a D6, play around with placement and you should be able to get a good drum sound. If not, a D112 can work.
In my live sound mic box, I carry the D112 just because it is so forgiving on placement and seems to work on headless, double headed, hole in front, etc. drums with the least amount of time required to set it up.
Anyone?Also one last question all you great folks. I have an first original matched pair of the RODENT1'S, and a matched pair of the NT5'S, I know the NT5's will capture the faster transients, but I would also like to capture the whole kit. Would it be better to use the NT'1'S instead?, thanks again