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Best mics for recording drum overheads + room.

Discussion in 'Backline' started by shred101, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. shred101

    shred101 Member

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    I logically deduct that since 99.999999234% of metal drum recordings use sample replacement these days that if I want to upgrade my bands set of mics then the place to spend money is on overheads/room mics so what mics do you guys think are best for recording overhead/room sources?
     
  2. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    I really liked Glenn's Oktava mods he posted. IIRC they were $700 for the pair? I think they were Mk012 mics with the premium mods.
     
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    Plenty of good choices out there man. Oktava 012's are very popular round here. I've used AKG C391B's, Audio Technica ATM450's. I've also heard good things about M Audio Pulsar II's.
     
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    pipaguapique Remember Me

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    there's so many choices man. Oktavas are cool. The NT5's are good too.

    as far as room, you can use anything you have laying around...you're gonna compress them as hell anyways. but a pair of Nt1's are cool, a pair of SM57/58's. A mono room could be an SM7b or a Cascade Fat Head. Just be creative with what you already have man.
     
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    arv_foh Brian K

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    Neumann KM184s if you've got the budget
     
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    the newer earthworks sr series. sr40 if i could choose for myself. just has so much "kit sound" in them. maybe thats not for everyone, check them out, they cost alot though.
     
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    i really love my modded Oktava mk012s def worth 700 but i modded mine myself. im not sure what glenn does to his. but most of the mods on these are suppose to make them sound just like Neumann KM184s so i would def say go with the neumanns or modded oktava mk012s. i could post a clip of just my overheads if you would like.
     
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    I'd love a clip of MK012 overheads!
     
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    setyouranchor Celestial Recordings

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    NT5s are lovely. Used the NT2A as a room mic too which was pretty nice
     
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    I usually use very dark mics for the room. Coles 4038 is a great mic. Been using 184s for overheads but used a big SE valve thing recently. Worked amazingly well.
     
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    184's kick ass on oh's. U87's are nice too if you want a bit more beef.
    Rooms? Ribbons are where its at TBH. Or 414's in omni
     

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