do PZM mics and recording drums

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Member Since: Feb 15, 2008

do pzm's make good drum ambience mic's?

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I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Feb 15, 2008 02:49 pm

Interesting question. Honestly I had no idea what a PZM was. For the curious:

Its short for Pressure Zone Microphone, a proprietary technology of Crown Audio Inc. In that document it does mention that they're good for ambience micing, on the floor or walls.
Since: Feb 07, 2005

Feb 15, 2008 03:05 pm

PZM's are awesome ambient drum mics (depending on the quality of course). They also work good for conferences and such where you just put a PZM on top of the boardroom table etc.

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Since: Jun 24, 2004

Feb 15, 2008 06:05 pm

I actually made some cool recordings in the 80's where a PZM was attached to a board on the wall and used for vocals. It came out surprisingly well. For ambient sounds they are very cool.
Since: Feb 07, 2005

Feb 15, 2008 06:22 pm

A buddy of mine whom I actually got the PZM from, attached it to a piece of acrylic and placed it in front of the kick drum and said he got awesome results. I haven't tried that though.

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