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Santarosa



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A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument
      #1036704 - 06/03/13 02:11 PM
Hi all,

I am in need of a microphone for lo freq drum instruments. I was thinking about the well stablished D112, D6 or Beta 52. How do they compare to each other?

The mic is not only for a classic bass drum. It should also serve for other kinds of percussive instrument with heads. There are lots of natural leather heads and "ethnic" bass percussive instrument in here. And if it's suited for lo freq brass instrument that would be a bonus.

Any idea of which one would be more suited for that?
Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Chico


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Lucky Sam



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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Santarosa]
      #1036719 - 06/03/13 03:18 PM
Hi Santarosa

I love the RE20 for all things bottom end! Great outside the kick / on bass cabs. Haven't tried it on the kind of percussion you;re talking about but well worth auditioning if you get the chance.

Sam


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Santarosa



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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Lucky Sam]
      #1036742 - 06/03/13 04:13 PM
Hi Sam,

Thanks for the reply. Indeed RE 20 is great. I forgot to say I already have it. But I need something different yet for bass drum. I feel sometimes RE 20 is not suitable for some genres I am recording.

Cheers
Chico


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Jack Ruston



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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Santarosa]
      #1036757 - 06/03/13 05:07 PM
I'd look for a decent D25

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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Santarosa]
      #1036764 - 06/03/13 05:26 PM
The D6 is a two trick pony (great on kick and scooped guitar), but it's a great trick. I'd have another in a heartbeat, but it's not the most versatile mic you could pick.

The D112 is a very 'honest' sounding mic, nice low end, but can sound lacklustre to anyone looking for snap and zing from their mic.

Never used a Beta 52.

Maybe consider an MD421 if you don't already have one?

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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Santarosa]
      #1036785 - 06/03/13 07:59 PM
I tend to use the Sennheiser e602 more often than the D6 especially when working with jazz ensembles, though the RE20 is an excellent choice for such things too. I'd imagine the e602 might lend itself to other sources better than the D6, but then I'd have other mic choices for other sources.

A particularly useful mic is the Audix D2, which is my preferred mic for toms, cahon and bodhran, so could be well applied to a range of 'bass' percussion instruments. Then of course you have the option of condensers and for live work I use the Sennheiser e614 for such things as tabla and conga.

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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Santarosa]
      #1036792 - 06/03/13 08:34 PM
Try AT AE2500 - both dynamic and condenser so you can mix/match for your needs. A lot more versatile than the rest, but noone said that you can't do it with 2 mics.

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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Bob Bickerton]
      #1036793 - 06/03/13 08:35 PM
If just for Kick drum I'd probably go for the Audix D6.

As you want it for other instruments, then I'd say Senn MD421, or EV RE20.

You could also try a Beyerdynamic M88.

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Santarosa



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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Santarosa]
      #1036953 - 07/03/13 06:20 PM
Thank you for all the replies.

In fact the Sennheiser e602 and even the e604 could be a good choice. I also tend to like the D112.

Considering I already have RE20 and MD 421 and feel they're not up for all the drums I have to record the AKG or Sennheisers above could be a good purchase.

Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated.

Cheers,
Chico


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Dodger



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Re: A mic for bass drum and other LF percussion instrument new [Re: Santarosa]
      #1036969 - 07/03/13 08:27 PM
I really like the sennhiser E602 when ive used them. i own a D112 and that is very nice... in hindsight having now use the e602 i kinda wish i have bought that one but i have never use it at the time.

the beta 52 is nice aswell just different

dont really like the RE-20. just not to my taste i know other people who love it :S

hope that helps

Jack


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