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Wes Collingsworth

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2011, 04:49:11 pm »

I'm all about the D6. I don't find that I need anything inside the kick alongside it, I get a great sound with the D6 alone.
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2011, 11:10:09 am »

I'm a newbie to the forum but have been doing work since 2002.  After all that time I would say my favorite combination is a Audix D6 and a Beta91
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2011, 02:10:07 am »

Now we're really beating this to death, but since you asked. I like the D6 for all around gut punch and top end, D112 if you can get it within a few inches of the batter head, B52/B91 combo I'm amazed what I can get when I use the 91 to drive the subs and the mid/top off the B52, for a more accurate "drum" sound I like the AT AE2500 dual element, I've also used a beyer M88 which was surprising. Have fun
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2011, 04:15:39 am »

Not owning any mics all my freelance work has depended on what is provided by who set up the show.

I once worked a show at a church youth event were the lady handed me a box of 12 SM57's and a weird looking silver mic that said radioshack on it and told me they needed 2 of them to be vocal mics.  ::)

These Audix mic's really interest me and I am strongly considering them as I piece together my own setup over time.

I am really interested in building a DIY sub kick for super low booms.
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2011, 08:18:51 am »

I am really interested in building a DIY sub kick for super low booms.

Sure, a DIY sub kick is a relatively inexpensive and worthwhile project, but keep in mind that you need a PA that is capable of delivering those "super low booms" for it to be effective.

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2011, 12:23:31 pm »

D6 D6 D6 D6.

Ya know, for when you have 4 kicks.

But seriously. D6. I get as much click as I want flat, and I can dial in 4kHz if I need more.

901s and 91s are cool, I don't own one yet, but soon I will.
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2011, 09:24:57 pm »

As much as I like the D6, my current setup is the Heil PR40 just inside the Reso and a Beta 91 on the inside velcro'd to the pillow against the batter head. Great balance of boom and click with no eq. My D6 now resides in my floor tom with great results too  :)

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2011, 10:43:43 am »

The one that I reach for more than any other is the Electrovoice 868. It is nice and consistent and still gives me good tone even when the drummer has no hole in his kick head...

If I don't have my 868 I will take anything that sells for more than $150.

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John Onsrud

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2011, 08:35:19 pm »

For LDDs, I carry two M88s, two D6s, two D112s, two 421s, and one B52, because the correct answer, as always, is...

"It depends".

Well.  I had to post something on the new board.
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2011, 09:06:09 pm »

I ALWAYS use a D6!!!

When i want that extra thump i throw in a homemade SubKick.  The difference that it makes is phenomenal...people often tell me that they think that the subkick is unnecessary...then then i A-B it with just the D6 and they change their mind...

On one show the drummer told me that it was the first time that he has ever been able to feel his kick drum without having a separate sub on drum monitor duty.  That same show, the band's manager told me that he felt like the kick drum was punching him in the chest...
I often use the subkick to key the gate for any other mics that i may have aimed on the kick drum...results in a very clean sounding kick...
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