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Tim Padrick

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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2011, 02:05:59 am »

Use whatever you have.  You know at the end of the night no one in the audience is going to say " I loved the band, but the high hat sucked."

There's a couple cuts on Queensryche's Empire album that always make me say "sounds great, but the hi-hat sucks".  Dunno WTF they did to it.....
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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2011, 02:08:13 am »

AT Pro37 - sounds great on lots of things, and $150 anywhere.
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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2011, 07:34:30 am »

AT Pro37 - sounds great on lots of things, and $150 anywhere.

The one thing I hate about all live tv mixes on shows like Letterman is that the high hat mics is ALWAYS way too loud, like louder than the snare and sometimes main vocal.
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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2011, 08:31:45 am »

The one thing I hate about all live tv mixes on shows like Letterman is that the high hat mics is ALWAYS way too loud, like louder than the snare and sometimes main vocal.

and the fact that half the Instruments you can see - you can't hear, and you can hear several instruments that aren't actually there.....
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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2011, 10:03:44 am »

Old sckool EV PL95 works well.

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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2011, 11:23:37 am »

Im shopping for a good Hi-Hat mic. Im trying to use all dynamics on the drum kit. Already going with (2) Heil PR30's for overheads. Any suggestions ?

I have used a Beyer M88 Dynamic mic on hi hat and been very happy with the results!! Try it!
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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2011, 12:50:56 pm »

I have used a Beyer M88 Dynamic mic on hi hat and been very happy with the results!! Try it!
Steven

If you're looking at Beyer mics, look at the M201, the dynamic mic that thought it was a condenser.

Mac
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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2011, 02:02:22 pm »

 Im a big fan of Beyer mic's. Ive got a pair of MC930's I use in the studio alot. I will check out the M201 and M88. Ive also used the sure sm7 with good results on hat but its a bit big and bulky for live use imo.
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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2011, 02:17:02 am »

I have used a Beyer M88 Dynamic mic on hi hat and been very happy with the results!! Try it!
Steven

If you're looking at Beyer mics, look at the M201, the dynamic mic that thought it was a condenser.

Mac

I'd forgoten about the 201... I used one as a single OH once as was perfectly happy..
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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2011, 02:27:39 am »

Because I mainly make monitors, my drivers are a bit different, but my choice for a hi-hat would be most likely SM57 or i5. It "opens" up a bit slower than condenser, which makes a big difference when you need to drive the hi-hat to in ears. It takes away some of the nasty sizzling sound you get when hi-hat it opened. And it tends to pick up less of the snare also, which let's me leave the gate off, or at lower threshold.

From the condenser mics, I've always been pretty happy with e614.

But if I can select (and the FOH guy just bends where I want), it would be SM57 or i5.

The biggest thing however is placement and where you point the mic to...

My 2 European cents
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Re: Hi-Hat mic ? anybody using a dynamic ?
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