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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to try my hardest to have everything seperate and isolated sounding, and you know I don't mind a bit of bleed here and there now. In fact that farther I get into this thing the more I seem to move the mics away from the kit. I don't use gates anymore either. Not that they are bad. Just lately I try going for the real full kit sound, than the sterile seperated perfected sound.

So, IMO, don't sweat it too much.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voxxy Brown wrote:
I used to try my hardest to have everything seperate and isolated sounding, and you know I don't mind a bit of bleed here and there now. In fact that farther I get into this thing the more I seem to move the mics away from the kit. I don't use gates anymore either. Not that they are bad. Just lately I try going for the real full kit sound, than the sterile seperated perfected sound.

So, IMO, don't sweat it too much.
Yeah, I notice the better my kit is tuned the less all that stuff matters.

I still gate my toms though.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Have the same problem. I use two mics on the kick drum. One dynamic large diaphragm inside, 2'' from the batter head. Second large diaphragm condenser near the hole in the resonant head. Good kick drum sound, but there is a lot of snare, and it hard to mix.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I eliminated the snare mic and for the drummers I'm working with a kick and 2 OH's seems just fine

and I've been playing with placing a room mic midway between floor and ceiling about 10 - 12 feet in front of the kit... tho I don't think it's for every song, but seems a nice ambience for quieter stuff (especially brushes)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. For sure, one size does not fit all- but it'd blow your mind how often simpler really can be better (if the room sounds good).
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