Too many SM57's!!! D2 a good option?

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by therecordingart, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

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    I mic my snare and toms with SM57's....then my guitar amps get mic'd with SM57's. I'm thinking I should start using D2's on my toms instead of 57's. Has anyone tried both? Which do you prefer?
     
  2. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Member

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    D2s work better for me. They are just punchier with a little more smack.
     
  3. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

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    I like the D-2's pattern better, too (Hyper Cardiod if memory serves me). Also, with a 90* XLR connector, the D-2's are MUCH easier to position pointing "down at the head" than an SM-57 that is 8" - 9" long.

    You gotta have a few 57's on hand for Snare Batter side and the occasional Guitar Cab mic IMO :)

    :cool:
     
  4. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

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    The D2 would certainly work better on toms than a 57.

    Chris
     
  5. sproll

    sproll Active Member

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    D2's kick butt, especially for rack toms. If you want a little more low end on the floor toms, try a D4.
     
  6. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm going to pick up 3- D2's for now and if a drummer brings in a giant kit I can always fill in the blanks with 57's.
     
  7. stickers

    stickers Active Member

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    The audix dp5 drum kick is a great deal @ $650. Comes with a D1, (2) d2, D4, and a D6. the kit also includes 4 vise grips that work flawlessly.
     
  8. klauth

    klauth Guest

    I use D 1's, 2's as well as 4's on my various toms and like them all. but as for snare.... a Beta 56 has replaced my sm 57's, top and bottom. they just sound "hotter" and more "in your face"....my 2 cents.....
     
  9. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

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    i use d2 on racks and d4 on floor tom!
    u should buy 2 d2 and one d4 instead of 3 d2
     
  10. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    hey inloco- hadn't seen you in a while- how you been!
     
  11. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

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    hey xavier! been busy with my band reharsals and on my studio! just bought some neutrik and cable...
    in my house where i have the studio i don't have internet so that explains a bit my absence!

    i'm probably gonna start recording a portuguese girl that has an amazing voice and great songs... kind of like any difranco... so i'm looking forward to it!
     
  12. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

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    cool- I just got some mogami cables myself yesterday... lets see if they make any difference from the cheap ass cables I was using all along...
     

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