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Simon Ryder

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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2011, 05:04:29 pm »

Though not apparent to the uninitiated, the banjo possesses a wide range of subtlety.

Apparently so do bagpipes.

A gentleman would not play either in public :P
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2011, 05:09:06 pm »

Banjo miking, your thoughts?

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They are pretty amazing sounding contact condenser mics
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2011, 05:26:25 pm »

Apparently so do bagpipes.

A gentleman would not play either in public :P


I would think a gentleman would not make such a nasty comment, in public, about a musical instrument loved by thousands of people.
(Though your'e right about the bagpipes. ;))
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2011, 05:50:42 pm »

Banjo miking, your thoughts?

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Just did a Blue Grass band a little while back it worked great for it.
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2011, 08:20:14 pm »

Apparently so do bagpipes.

A gentleman would not play either in public :P

You shouldn't say that on a forum full of guys with names like mine!
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2011, 07:54:44 am »

Schertler Dyn- G

They are pretty amazing sounding contact condenser mics

I agree with this choice also, but technically it is not a condenser (does not require phantom) but a moving coil, which is actually an advantage, which makes them easy to use with wireless.
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2011, 12:38:41 pm »

i might get flack for this (I know how subjective a subject miking is, especially on here, but I threw a Beta 56 on a banjo last night and though  it sounded amazing. Of course, it was a pretty amazing banjo player, too... 8)
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2011, 04:07:27 pm »

i might get flack for this (I know how subjective a subject miking is, especially on here, but I threw a Beta 56 on a banjo last night and though  it sounded amazing. Of course, it was a pretty amazing banjo player, too... 8)

If a player knows how to work a mic then almost anything will do.  If they don't......there's a lot less you can do.  This goes for any instrument and voice.
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2011, 04:20:01 pm »

DPA 4099. Superior sound AND placement.
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Re: Banjo miking, your thoughts?
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2011, 06:08:56 pm »

DPA 4099. Superior sound AND placement.

I completely agree with the tonal response of the DPA microphones.  However, as a player as well as a sound fellow I must point out that instrumentalists (be they banjo players, horn players or whatever) will quite  often prefer a stand mounted mic over an instrument mounted mic so they can control the dynamics and presence by working the mic.  I prefer a mic mounted on my fiddle, bass or my accordion, but prefer to have a stand mounted mic for banjo, mandolin, guitar, trombone, etc. 

With some instruments the player needs to be able to get "off mic" to a greater or lesser extent.  The banjo is often one of these.
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