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Old 04-16-2013, 07:32 AM
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Default Re: Help me Pick my Mics

Personal preference: AKG D112 for the kick drum mic. You can EQ it to sound like the Beta 52 or the D6, but not vice-versa.

Instead of 3 57s, I would get 2 57s and an Audix I-5. The I-5 is a lot punchier than the 57s, and sounds great on snares and rack toms when you want a lot of "presence". I would get one to experiment with, as it's good to have some versatility. Actually, the I-5 is to the 57s and the D6 is to the D112, pre-EQed with a tightly-Qed midrange scoop to be punchy.
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