Rode NTK on kickdrum?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Sork, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. Sork

    Sork Active Member

    Oct 26, 2004
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    Anyone tried this? It handles 152 SPL, so it shouldn't break...?
  2. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    have the mic, haven't tried it
  3. johnwy

    johnwy Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Smithtown, NY
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    does it have a pad? make sure you engage the pad (like a -6dB or -10dB pad) if it has one
  4. tedcrop

    tedcrop Guest

    I use my M147 about 1 foot in front of the kick. But watch the hole because you will be able to hear it later. I never tried the tube condenser inside the drum though.
  5. bossa

    bossa Active Member

    Dec 27, 2004
    I have an NT1000 Rode...large diaphram condenser, phantom power. I placed it about2 feet out from the kick on a jazz recording. It was kind of soft and didn't give any punch. I probably should have put an sm57 near the beater for a percussive sound to go with the soft bottom end.
    Hope that helps...
  6. daeve

    daeve Guest

    i have an NTK and use it on my kicks all the time and love it. it has been quite crucial to my kick drum sounds. what i do is place my inside mic (D112) then with headphones i listen to both signals and move the NTK around till it sounds best usually 6" to a foo (or if i'm feeling lazy i'll use my ipb!) try positioning it off axis too fun things acn happen!. i find i just give my kicks the girth i’m looking for and with its crazy top end it really helps cut through the mix. i've used other LDC's (not too many though) and none provide the weight i get from the NTK. also sounds awesome combined with a 57 on a gtr cab, haven’t used it on bass cab yet heard good things though! hope this helps


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