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George Dougherty

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #120 on: March 28, 2013, 01:06:33 pm »

Mostly rock. Classic through to now, some pop songs rocked up. We'll do pat benetar and volbeat, then Katy perry. Again just a decent sound with minimal fuss is more important then trying to nail a particular sound.

Seconded then on the D6 with alternatives being the e602/e902 from Sennheiser.
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John Penkala

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #121 on: April 10, 2013, 10:13:44 pm »

IT DEPENDS.

On a normal day, I have a wide variety of mics available.  I try to choose the one that compliments the instrument, drummer's style, genre, etc.  One night might require a 91 in/D6 out, while the next might require an M88 on an intact resonant head.  Or a CAD E100.  Or a D112.  Or a transformerless SM58.  Or a pair of DPA 4061's with no kick or any other close mic.  Don't limit your options!

JT

DPA 4061's are fantastic. I use them on piano, violin, acoustic guitar and as a 3rd hidden lecturn mic on corporate shows. However, distance micing with them in a live setting could be challenging but it's definitely worth a try.

JP
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Jared Koopman

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #122 on: April 25, 2013, 01:48:45 pm »

I realize none of these are "kick" mics but this is what I have available. So ff these 4 mics, which would you use for Kick?

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Audix i5 http://www.audixusa.com/docs_12/units/i5.shtml
MXL2003A http://www.mxlmics.com/microphones/studio/2003/
Sennheiser E609

Thanks!
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George Dougherty

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #123 on: April 25, 2013, 10:04:28 pm »

I realize none of these are "kick" mics but this is what I have available. So ff these 4 mics, which would you use for Kick?

Sm57
Audix i5 http://www.audixusa.com/docs_12/units/i5.shtml
MXL2003A http://www.mxlmics.com/microphones/studio/2003/
Sennheiser E609

Thanks!

If the MXL will actually take 152 db, that's your best bet.  Otherwise probably the i5 or 57.
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Jared Koopman

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2013, 02:23:35 pm »

If the MXL will actually take 152 db, that's your best bet.  Otherwise probably the i5 or 57.

I currently have the MXL as my OH but I picked up a couple A-T Pro37's so I think I will try the MXL on kick and see how it works. Heck the Pro37 might even work better than what I have been using.
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #125 on: May 01, 2013, 04:13:10 pm »

I have even used a combination of mics some say over kill but well worth the time and effort if you got the mics and the time.

An RE20 on the front my the beater then a Sure beta 92 aimed through the hole at the sweet spot and a DPA 4060 in the center of the kick laying on the bottom ;)

Eq and mix em all together and you can get a great sound  :o :o :o
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Tommy TK Kennedy

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #126 on: May 24, 2013, 03:45:43 am »

AKG D12 - exactly twice as good as a D6  ;D
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+1 on AKG D12

plus since the bass guitar is bleeding thru it anyway it has twice as much low end  :-)
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Jeff Bankston

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #127 on: May 24, 2013, 04:03:46 am »

+1 on AKG D12

plus since the bass guitar is bleeding thru it anyway it has twice as much low end  :-)
i got 3 but one is hanging tight and couldnt appear in the foto. this is a long darn thread from Screwy Squirrell.
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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #128 on: May 24, 2013, 07:17:52 am »

It's not so much the mic you put on/in the kick drum, but where you put it.

There......I said it.

For small stages w/o a drum riser I put my D12 in the Bass Drum if possible, mainly because the guy upfront bump into the stand changing placement and ripping the front head.
But with a mic stand I use a shock mount. really helps on 'hollow' stages that seem to become part of a large passive speaker cabinet at higher db's and tanks the low end.
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Richard Penrose

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Re: Best Kick Drum Mic?
« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2013, 03:03:01 pm »

I'm looking for a kick drum mic at around the 100  mark. I've been borrowing an Audix D6 and have been quite pleased with this mic but unfortunately it costs nearly 170 in the UK.

I had a listen to the the shootout at recording hacks and liked the sound of the MXL A55 and Avantone Mondo :-

http://recordinghacks.com/2012/06/08/kick-drum-mic-shootout/

Does anyone on here have any experience with either of these mics? Also the EV PL33 and AKG Perception 2 are within my budget.

Any thoughts on these mics?
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