Originally Posted by JimFiore
Cool! So for the overheads are you using two separated mics or an M-S pair? I was thinking of getting another AKG C214 for this but if M-S works better then I'll have to dig deeper for the multi-pattern C414. Either way, it's a chunk of change and not something I wanted to just "experiment with".
Any issues with excessive room rumble in a live situation or gain-before-feedback issues?
I usually run it as an XY or AB (spaced) pair but M/S is absolutely viable.
Larry's idea of running a four-mic setup with a snare is a good one, too. If you're set on only running three you have to balance the need for a snare mic as compared to your need for a stereo image.
C214s are fine. I would just stick with those and run a conventional stereo setup of some sort.
I've never had any problems with room rumble or gain issues. You just have to know what you're doing placement-wise and adjust your playing to fit your configuration.