Re: Best mics for internal miking
The only experience I have had with internal tom mics where someone else's kit, and I have to say I didn't care for the sound. Bo's description of "liquid" toms almost describes it. It was rather like the sound of a roto-tom vs a standard tom - less focused, a bit pingy sounding. I don't honestly know what mics he used.
Anyway, I would bet that is why Randy May recommends the D4. The response curve of that mic gives a dark, punchy sound. It's rather one-dimensional to my ear, but a lot of guys use them for "big" tom sounds. I can imagine they might work well.