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Kick beater miking

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Heabow, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Hi

    Did some already used this technique for a metal production? I want to try it for next drum recording and see how it sounds but every advices are welcome. Will probably start with an MD421.
     
  2. MrBongo

    MrBongo idiot at work

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    I tried, with some other dynamic. Didn´t like it, got lots of snare bleed with a strange hammer-on-wood sound. However, you might get that extra "special" flavor a production needs. Doesn´t sound anything like your usual kick drum though
     
  3. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Yeah, I don't expect an amazing result but it could be a cool addition to an usual kick miking (e901 + e602 in my case). I will place a mic on the snare side too, I heard great stuff about this but never really tried myself.
     
  4. wishtheend

    wishtheend clip the apex

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    I could see it having a bit of bleed but might be cool for something really dynamic. I'd also maybe just get another mic in the kick and get right up on the head/beater if I want something super clicky. Maybe a 3 mic, close, mid, out/sub blend could be cool.
     
  5. nezvers

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    I'd use something with smaller cardioid range or something with figure 8 to null out snare.
     
  6. egan.

    egan. daylightdies.com

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    I haven't tried beater side in a long time but using something absurdly bright and tight (like a beta87) might yield some cool stuff when blended.
     

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