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David Morison

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Re: Alternative Hi-Hat mic stand?
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2018, 12:02:04 am »


Sorry for the extra long hyperlink.  I keep forgetting how to shorten it.

For a start, you can often (including this case) delete everything after the question mark.

Otherwise, you put the url inside tags like this
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[url=https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KDStand--audix-stand-kd]Franklin's link[/url]
which will become this in the post: Franklin's link
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Re: Alternative Hi-Hat mic stand?
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2018, 01:26:03 pm »

I keep a hyperlink how to sticky on my desktop  (I try to avoid using my phone for posting on the forum.)
However, I can now do it without looking - woo hoo!!
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Re: Alternative Hi-Hat mic stand?
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2018, 07:59:53 pm »

Guys and Debby =)

I use these

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DFlex--audix-dflex?mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=3303551448&rkg_id=0&product_id=DFlex&campaigntype=shopping&campaign=aaShopping%20-%20SKU%20-%20Studio%20%26%20Recording&adgroup=Microphones%20%26%20Wireless%20-%20Audix%20-%20dflex&placement=google&adpos=1o2&creative=285689014074&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkfSA-N6E3QIVUgOGCh3Aiw_7EAQYAiABEgIQ1vD_BwE

I clamp underneath the cymbals with a SDC of choice.... If its good enough for Big Mick, it's good enough for me. =)

cheers

nick -
As an undermic-er myself I can't help but think the difference in weights is a nonproblem. Maybe the mic isn't capturing what the drummer hears but it is not like we don't massively process the snare, the Tom's, the kick, well truthfully the whole kit.

I think the real question is: is what we captured usable in the mix.

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Re: Alternative Hi-Hat mic stand?
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2018, 04:31:09 am »

As an undermic-er myself I can't help but think the difference in weights is a nonproblem. Maybe the mic isn't capturing what the drummer hears but it is not like we don't massively process the snare, the Tom's, the kick, well truthfully the whole kit.

I think the real question is: is what we captured usable in the mix.

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No amount of processing is going to change the pitch, unless you are pitch shifting it?
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Re: Alternative Hi-Hat mic stand?
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2018, 04:49:31 pm »

No amount of processing is going to change the pitch, unless you are pitch shifting it?
About 1000 drummers have gone across my stages since I started undermic-ing with the atm450, including "drummers you've heard of" and "drummers who write for the magazines" and this has been a concern with exactly zero of them. Several have adapted my setup.

Personally, I think there is always somewhere new to place a mic and you will never really know until you try it. If I am stage or system teching for someone else's show, I will put it wherever they like. If I am mixing, underneath works for me. And for anyone reading along, an extra option never hurt anyone.

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Re: Alternative Hi-Hat mic stand?
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2018, 08:46:23 am »

As an undermic-er myself I can't help but think the difference in weights is a nonproblem. Maybe the mic isn't capturing what the drummer hears but it is not like we don't massively process the snare, the Tom's, the kick, well truthfully the whole kit.

I think the real question is: is what we captured usable in the mix.

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Exactly, and I think to spot mic or to under mic can help avoid getting more of the room sound into the mics... which is greatly helpful, I think a lot of people forget that and forget that sometimes you need to treat live audio with a slightly different approach.
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Re: Alternative Hi-Hat mic stand?
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2018, 10:13:02 am »

Franklin,

At only 21" tall, it would only reach the underside of the hi-hats. OK for bottom micing a snare, but when full extended they are unstable with anything but a featherweight mic.

As Roland Clarke just pointed out, the bottom side of a hi-hat sounds little  like the top of a high hat, which is what the drummer is (hopefully) listening to.

Micing the bottom of a high hat is like micing the back of an acoustic guitar, or under the harp on a grand piano, they both make sound, but not what you generally want to hear or use to represent the instrument.

Art

Hi Art, I have one similar to the one pictured and I don't remember it being that short with the boom extended but I never used it for High Hat application.  Then again, I don't think I'm using the boom that comes with it either.

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