Testing Different Room Mics

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by anonymous, Nov 1, 2005.

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What Mic did you like?

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  2. Take2

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  3. Take3

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  4. Take4

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  5. Take5

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  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

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    I was testing different room mics tonight so I thought I would check with the guys to see what you liked. I will post what mics they are a bit later after we get some input.

    http://www.pixelheadmedia.com/audio/Take1.mp3
    http://www.pixelheadmedia.com/audio/Take2.mp3
    http://www.pixelheadmedia.com/audio/Take3.mp3
    http://www.pixelheadmedia.com/audio/Take4.mp3
    http://www.pixelheadmedia.com/audio/Take5.mp3
    http://www.pixelheadmedia.com/audio/Take6.mp3
    http://www.pixelheadmedia.com/audio/Take7.mp3
     
  2. hxckid88

    hxckid88 Active Member

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    I think I mainly liked the first one because it had more punch and was still clear. For the other takes it seemed to pick up the snare differently that I just didnt like. Plus it made the cymbals really wishywashy.

    Generally, I thought the 1st one sounded the best.
     
  3. MilesAway

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    I'm gonna have to go with #1 as well. Much clearer, warmer and more detailed than the others. It's tough to tell which would sit best in the mix w/o playing around /w the whole kit but as stand-alone mics, it's def. #1.

    -Dave
     
  4. anonymous

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    Just to give a bit of what I am doing. I am not looking for a big room sound. The drums are being tracked in a smaller room. I am going to use the rooms to bring the individual mics on the kit together.

    All of those mics where tracked through a Focusrite 428 into a rosetta 200 to logic. I will be using the normal close mics, 57, D112, 421's etc. Most of the mics in the test were budget mics to see if they could cut it for a good room mic.

    1= MXL 69ME
    2= SE3300 in Omni
    3= Nuemann TLM 103
    4= MXL 990
    5= Audio-Technica 4040
    6= SE3300 in Cardiod
    7= SE3300 in figure 8
     

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