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Nathan Salt

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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2014, 07:39:33 am »

Yeah, I've found the e902 to require the least work. Has a nice tight, punchy sound which I can have sitting higher in the mix without overpowering everything
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Josh Hana

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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2014, 12:23:24 pm »

For Jazz, it's hard to go wrong with a RE-20. Forget $300. :(

With a full locker, I always go for the RE-20 for jazz gigs.
I like the M88, I think for funk that would be a great choice.
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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2014, 03:57:32 pm »

I'm also a fan of the Sennheiser e902. I've been using it for the last three years. Sounds great with little EQ needed. Highs aren't over hyped; low end isn't exaggerated. Solid mic.
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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2014, 10:35:42 pm »


It's interesting that nobody has really mentioned internal with a Beta 91A. Is there a reason for this ?

while I have personally never been a fan of the beta 91 or the beta 91a

The original sm91a is a killer kick mic !  if you have not tried one try it . You owe to yourself and your subs to thoroughly give them a work out . They may be a little hard to find today .But they are well worth the investment and time to find one. I personally find it to be ne of my favorite go to kick mic's along with a re-20  original d12e, m88 , and 380 , beta 52 , and the new mic's from heil are all good ...my 2cents worth .
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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2014, 11:09:00 pm »

It's interesting that nobody has really mentioned internal with a Beta 91A. Is there a reason for this ?

The original sm91a is a killer kick mic !  if you have not tried one try it . You owe to yourself and your subs to thoroughly give them a work out


So, my original question was about a kick drum mic to be used primarily for recording jazz and funk, but that could also serve as an all around kick drum mic.


I'm not mixing heavy metal bands for big live shows these days.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2014, 03:58:12 am by Justice C. Bigler »
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Jon Arrigo

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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2014, 11:17:32 pm »

Well in response to your original question I would have to say a m88  would be my favorite jazz mic on the kick pedal side , I have even used it along with a 421 and re20 .
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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2014, 08:17:02 am »

It's interesting that nobody has really mentioned internal with a Beta 91A. Is there a reason for this ?

while I have personally never been a fan of the beta 91 or the beta 91a

The original sm91a is a killer kick mic !  if you have not tried one try it . You owe to yourself and your subs to thoroughly give them a work out . They may be a little hard to find today .But they are well worth the investment and time to find one. I personally find it to be ne of my favorite go to kick mic's along with a re-20  original d12e, m88 , and 380 , beta 52 , and the new mic's from heil are all good ...my 2cents worth .

Since you mentioned the beta91a, Id like to share a little story.

About two years ago I mixed a unkown band on a rig that I was also systeching.
By chance a Heil drumkit was flying around and one of the cable guys brought a brand new beta91a.
So I had the chance to compare the PR48 and the beta.
Man was this PR48 sounding good, deep low end and very nice attack, but I managed to combine both mikes to an even better sound.

What I forgot to tell   ::) :
Because I didnt trust the patch guys, I had engaged phantom power on both mikes, so after some songs decided to switch phantom power off of the PR48.
What you might guess already, my favorite mike turned out to be the beta91a and not the PR48.

The BE of the next band followed my advice to use the same combination on kick, but the poor guy was not up to my skills  8) , I always knew Im the Kickdrumizer.........
until the beater head of that kick drum died.
So the kick of the former band came back on stage and down went my "superior skills", because now the sound also came back.

Hope that helps

Uwe ( owns two beta91a )



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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2014, 03:21:13 pm »

Although there have been some votes for the e902, I personally love the e901.

The amazing ease of setup alone would make me consider this mic. I found mine could also be a bit thin, but placing it on a softer surface within the drum head helped with any clicking. I just used a hoodie at the time.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2014, 03:23:24 pm by Michael Kim »
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Mac Kerr

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Re: Recommend me a kick drum mic
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2014, 03:25:47 pm »

Quest Love has a 901 in and a 902 out.

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