What happens acousticwise if I mike a snare from the top and

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by tamasdragon, May 4, 2005.

  1. tamasdragon

    tamasdragon Guest

    What happens acousticwise if I mike a snare from the top and from the bottom also?
    I need acoustically basic answers.
    Regards Tamas Dragon
  2. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Distinguished Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Central Village, CT
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    This is really the place to get the answer you are looking for.

    The other forum is related to room construction.

  3. killersoundz

    killersoundz Guest

    Nothing special happens. This is standard procedure in most studios. You're then able to have more control over the sound of the snare by raising or lowering the levels of the bottom or top mic and EQing etc etc.
  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Most of the time you'll have to flip the phase of the bottom, but check it both ways to see which sounds better.
  5. Johnson Cabasa

    Johnson Cabasa Active Member

    Sep 5, 2003
    you cna move the bottom mic up and down until you get the sound you're looking for sometimes the drum will sound too thin so you will want to roll offsome high end form the bottom mic

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