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Tim Sheumack

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #210 on: September 28, 2018, 02:36:20 pm »

I Ďfoundí the ae2500 after hosting a guest engineer when doing the Polyrhithmics a couple of months back.  Guy had a really nice sounding kit.  We had a long chat about drum and percussion mics and techniques.  Young guy but an old soul sound wise.

Based on liking the AE2500 I went out and bought the AT250DE which I think was sold as the dual element version/incarnation (which had a condenser/dynamic capsule housed inside). Maybe mine had issues but couldnít find a use for it and struggled using it and got rid of it.

Like everyone else has said the mic depends on genre and either a beta52, e902 or Beyer M88 seems to cover my bases for recording and live kick.

My fave to use is probably the M88 (Iíve got 2 mint earlier silver grill versions with old tuchel connectors - M88n that sound amazing but Iím very weary of blowing them on kick these days and 3x TG versions that rule on kick and many other things...toms, guitar cab, sax etc). Thereís nothing like a great jazz kit with an M88 on kick.
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David Morison

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #211 on: September 30, 2018, 01:35:59 pm »

Based on liking the AE2500 I went out and bought the AT250DE which I think was sold as the dual element version/incarnation (which had a condenser/dynamic capsule housed inside).

To clarify, both the 2500 and 250DE are dual element - the 250 being in the more "regular" series and the 2500 being in the "elite" or premium series.
FWIW,
David
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Tiago Gomes

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #212 on: November 20, 2018, 11:45:30 pm »

I really love the SHURE 91A but I absolutelly don't relly on it alone, so I use a Beta 52 most of the times or both. I found out the way to reduce the distortion problem with the 91A was to use a proper cable directly to the Stagebox. If I use a sub-box I am pretty sure I will get distortion in the first kick right away... perhaps a 48v issue or something...
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Scott Holtzman

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #213 on: November 20, 2018, 11:50:20 pm »

I found out the way to reduce the distortion problem with the 91A was to use a proper cable directly to the Stagebox. If I use a sub-box I am pretty sure I will get distortion in the first kick right away... perhaps a 48v issue or something...

Come again?  That doesn't add up.  Why would a section of cable, on a balanced line, make a bit of difference? 
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Tiago Gomes

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #214 on: November 20, 2018, 11:55:26 pm »

Come again?  That doesn't add up.  Why would a section of cable, on a balanced line, make a bit of difference?
It seems stupid, I know, but I get the distortion/clipping issue if using a sub box and using a 'full size' mic cable I don't. Sub box works with all other microphones... with or without 48v, go figure.
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #215 on: November 21, 2018, 07:42:02 am »

It seems stupid, I know, but I get the distortion/clipping issue if using a sub box and using a 'full size' mic cable I don't. Sub box works with all other microphones... with or without 48v, go figure.
Time to replace that sub box.
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