Which Mics for which instrument

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by sneak, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. sneak

    sneak Active Member

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    I'm interested in what kind of mics you guys are using for:

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

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    To mention a few

    Kick drum ;
    AKG D112 , D12, Sennhieser 421, 441, Audix D6, Shure SM57
    Snare drum;
    Shure SM57, Beyer N201.
    Toms;
    ATM pro 35, Sennhieser 421, Shure SM57.
    Hi Hats;
    AKG 451 ...
    Overheads;
    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

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    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

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    exactly..............to answer the question with a question Whatcha got in the mic cabinet?
     
  6. sneak

    sneak Active Member

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    It's particulary for rock music.
     
  7. Midlandmorgan

    Midlandmorgan Active Member

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    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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