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aekoi
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Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic
      #995989 - 03/07/12 05:55 PM
Anyone got any tips as to how to keep snare out of a drummers vox mic? I'm guessing the laws of physics demand that it is what it is.

Thank ye thank ye kind sirs for your considerations.


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Re: Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic new [Re: aekoi]
      #995994 - 03/07/12 06:52 PM
There's probably not much chance of that happening, unless he has one of those head mics!

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Re: Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic new [Re: aekoi]
      #996012 - 03/07/12 08:30 PM
Depends on how disciplined the drummer is. Probably the best solution would be an Audix OM7, best feedback/bleed rejection mic I've come across - but the drummer would need to eat it!

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Re: Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic new [Re: aekoi]
      #996055 - 04/07/12 02:59 AM
Quote aekoi:

Anyone got any tips as to how to keep snare out of a drummers vox mic? I'm guessing the laws of physics demand that it is what it is.

Thank ye thank ye kind sirs for your considerations.




As mentioned, a DIRECTIONAL headset mic would probably be where I would turn, but also some work can be done with CAREFUL gating, combined with a sidechain to narrow it down to the vocal range being where it is most sensitive to instead of the full range.

I rarely deal with drummers with headset mics, so my typical is either deal with it via mixing(Bring down fader when not in use) but also if on a good digital console I will do the sidechained gating technique as well set for each song as needed and recalled with scenes.

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Re: Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic new [Re: Bob Bickerton]
      #996056 - 04/07/12 05:05 AM
Use an electronic kit. Works great for my band. No spill ever from the drum mics!


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Re: Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic new [Re: Falconhell]
      #996086 - 04/07/12 09:49 AM
im going to give you a real rock n roll answer here, but it works for me....
Just deal with it, there is no way you will get rid of it completely. just avoid using many effects on that vocal mic


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Re: Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic new [Re: aekoi]
      #996088 - 04/07/12 09:56 AM
Yes, an Audix or Heil PR 35 and eat the mic, or if the stage noise is OK, then you can try a mic with a nice off-axis sound like a Neumann KMS 105 and use it as part of the kit mix.

Delaying the vox mic to the snare may be a good idea, if it's a fixed mic.

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Re: Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic new [Re: aekoi]
      #996234 - 04/07/12 11:48 PM
thanks for the replies everyone


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Re: Keeping snare out of drummer vocal mic new [Re: aekoi]
      #996340 - 05/07/12 02:54 PM
It's a pleasure; we aim to help!

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