Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Sweet, can't wait to hear them. New toys is so much fun sometimes.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008 12:51 pm
Czar of Turd Polish
Member Since: Jun 20, 2006
So I have been using an Audix F series drum mic kit for years now. Not a bad set for the price and have served me well.
I am in the process of upgrading my drum mics and figured I would share my findings.
I now use NT5's on my OH's, beings I don't have a treated room I go recorderman or standard x/y. I love these mics.
I recently picked up two of the Audix D1's which I am using on my snare and high tom. I am doing much less as far as surgical EQ to make things sound good. A small amount of carboard removal and they sound fantastic.
I use the D6 on the kick still as most things I record are on the heavier end of the spectrum. Pretty tough to get a bad sound with this mic.
Anyways, I am picking up a D2 to use on the second rack tom, or in the case of a 4 piece I will use it on the high tome and double mic the snare with D1's.
Am also getting a D4 for the floor tom (and kick when needing a more natural tone). With the joy that the D1's have brought me I am super excited to have all D class mics backed up by the NT5's.
Anyway, I will post some drum samples when I get them in. My neighbor sets his drums up in his living room which is quite large. Just recording in that room alone has brought major improvement to the sound.
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