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Old 07-24-2013, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: My CUSTOM Internal Bassdrum Mic Holder System [Promo Video]

Originally Posted by audiotech View Post
It's a solution to a problem that shouldn't exist if the one (1) proper microphone is chosen to use inside of the bass drum. Burying a D6 deep inside of a bass drum will overly enhance the bottom frequencies of the drum due to proximity effect and abundance of low frequency energy designed in that and many other bass drum type microphones. This in turn overpowers the sound of the attack. If you chose the proper microphone and position it correctly, there is no need for for two microphones buried within the drum.
Well I understand your point. Of course you can do everything with only one mic. You can even capture your drumset with 1 microphone and get a better sound than somebody who close mics his kit.

But, why do the most wanted studios in the world use 2 or more microphones to capture their bassdrum? Just because they like to have the option, I think?
In my opinion there's no right or wrong.

Originally Posted by audiotech View Post
Here is my point, if someone decides to use both a condenser microphone and a dynamic microphone on your bracket and the signals are summed, which they would normally be, they will have phasing problems, it's as simple as that.
Maybe there will be some phasing problems but it also depends on how you position the mics, doesn't it? You can also have phase problems with 2 dynamic mics, and 2 condenser mics.
And as far as I know there are tools you can rotate the phase with. So that shouldn't be so much of a problem.

Originally Posted by audiotech View Post
BTW, how do you discreetly route the two (2) microphone cables from the bass drum. Probably through the port hole which is a bad idea for both consistant microphone placement from the pulling on the cables and resonant head life, tearing of the head. A better method of using two microphones within the drum would be to eliminate the resonant head, but then we would use stands and wouldn't have the need for a double bracket, would we?

I do have other "points" if you have to be further convinced.

I have a subkick mic (yes, a third one) in front of my bassdrum where I route the cables to, so nothing is touching my reso head.
What i also did was just "clipping" the cables to the porthole, there was no difference.
(if you think you can hear that, we can do a little test, tho ;))

Originally Posted by audiotech View Post
I do have other "points" if you have to be further convinced.
I don't have to be "convinced". I talked to a lot of engineers and got ideas and inspiration. BUT if you like you can message me and let me know your opinions. I'd be glad to hear them!
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