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Old 03-11-2006, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Micing up a drum kit for live performace.

Originally Posted by finnhiggins
I may have to disagree with Stu about the primacy of overheads on some gigs.
I have overhead usage pretty late in the primacy department. I'm not sure what the disagreement is?

I would suggest close micing on all toms as a last resort. Not for sound quality issues, just for logistical reasons. I find it much easier, and passable to run an "area" mic overhead for most gigs, before considering close micing.

Mind you, I love close mic'd drums the most. Just some gigs don't call for it (or most gigs, I would surmise).
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