Which Mics for which instrument

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by sneak, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. sneak

    sneak Active Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    I'm interested in what kind of mics you guys are using for:

    - drums (and on which part)
    - guitaramp
    - bassamp

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    To mention a few

    Kick drum ;
    AKG D112 , D12, Sennhieser 421, 441, Audix D6, Shure SM57
    Snare drum;
    Shure SM57, Beyer N201.
    ATM pro 35, Sennhieser 421, Shure SM57.
    Hi Hats;
    AKG 451 ...
    AKG 460, AKG 451, ATM 4033, Studio Projects C4 ...
    Guitar amps;
    Shure SM57, Sennhieser 421, AKG D112 (at times) ...
    Bass amps;
    AKG D112, D12, Sennheiser 421.
  3. sneak

    sneak Active Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    The Beyer N201, how does this mic sound compared to MD421 or SM57 on snaredrum ?
  4. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    What kinda music? There's so many options it's not even funny
  5. johnwy

    johnwy Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Smithtown, NY
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    exactly..............to answer the question with a question Whatcha got in the mic cabinet?
  6. sneak

    sneak Active Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    It's particulary for rock music.
  7. Midlandmorgan

    Midlandmorgan Active Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Much of the time (there is no such things as always...)

    - Kick: SM7, 10" speaker, EV 757, EV RE16 (pick 2)
    - Snare: SM57, AT 4041, (pick one)
    - OH: ADK A51 Ser III, AT 4041 (pick a pair)
    - Ambience if applicable: OM319 (Shure omni boundary mic)
    (I haven't mic'd up toms in a year...)

    - Gtr Amps: SM57, AT3035, modified Oktava 319, RE16, RE15. (pick 2)
    - Bass amp: none-direct feed, combined with a feed through a BlueTube 2 gtr pre or an Ampeg SVT pre (pick whatever suits you)

    There are no rules - just options.
  8. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    Rock drum kit standards.......YMMV

    Kick: B52, D112, AE2500, RE20
    Snare Top: 57, 414
    Snare Bottom: 414, u87, 4033
    OH's: 4050's, sm81's, km84/184
    Toms: 421's, D112
    HH: sm81, 84/184, 4038, 451
    Ride: sm81, 84/184, 451

    Gtrs: 57, 421, 414

    Bass: DI, 421, RE20

    What I use depends on the band and the studio I'm using.....
  9. sonixx

    sonixx Guest

    Kick: D112
    Snare Top: 57
    Snare Bottom: 460
    OH's: e22S
    Toms Bottoms: mk012

    Gtrs: 57, 4050, U195, e22S

    Bass: DI

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