Tips on OH Miking

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Member Since: Aug 29, 2009

Could someone give me some input on advantages and disadvantages of OH mic? I have seen a few threads on them, but pictures or links to articles would help me most I think. Thanks guys in advance.

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Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Sep 30, 2009 06:34 pm

Strange question.

Without OH mics drums would only have the tiny bit of cymbal that bleeds through your Tom/Snare mics.

You can record drums without a snare, kick, or tom mics and get usable takes. To record drums without OH would = not usable at all (imo).

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 01, 2009 09:24 pm

If you hit up google you might find some pictures. I'll see if I can spot an article or two later. But if you google it you would find some youtube vids on it I'm sure.

There are links to pictures and such there.

Rockstar Vatican Assassin
Since: Mar 20, 2009

Oct 06, 2009 04:06 pm

The OH mics allow you to spread your mix more throughout the audio pan; It gives the overall sound a bit more dynamics. If anything, the OH mics give your drums presence too (not sound so flat). I would opt to be "for" them than against them!!

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

Oct 06, 2009 04:35 pm

I found this article at Harmony Central about drums in a project studio. Scroll down towards the bottom to the section titled "Miking Up" and it'll give you a pretty good idea about basic drum miking.

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