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Old 10-09-2007, 06:54 AM
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Default Re: Kumu four piece.

Originally Posted by groovemaster_flex View Post
Where did you place the mic?
Originally Posted by PdoubleE View Post
I dont believe you when you say you used a single sm 57 to record the whole kit. It has a uniform cardioid pattern... which basically isolates one source. you would have to work with the possition of the mic for hours to pick up the kit like that.
Believe it or not, but I did use an SM57 for the whole kit. I placed it about a meter (three feet) away from the kit, to the height of the kick drum's top edge, facing towards the snare drum and the kick's hoop. I have spent a few moments figuring out the best placement for a single mic, and during the years of experimenting this position has proven to be the best option. The mic's pick-up pattern isn't too tight from that distance, and it records everything very nicely -- that is, if your kit balance is OK.
I play Kumu Drums. I also shoot videos.
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