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Old 01-21-2008, 03:30 AM
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mandion mandion is offline
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Default Recording equipment

Hey, I have a quick question for anyone who's familiar with miking drums. My band is wanting to do some live/home recording, and I'm looking into buying some mics to do this with.

What I'm wondering is how you guys recommend attaching them to the set. Have you had better luck with stands or clips? Clips seem like they'd be way easier, especially for live, but I'm concerned about vibration from the drums transmitting sound and/or wrecking havoc with the mic placement.

I appreciate any advice anyone can give me.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:18 AM
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Default Re: Recording equipment

Clips are not ideal, and decent ones cost as much as a stand. I do occasionally clip the snare, if I'm having trouble working into a tight spot.

Don't get a million mics, and don't get a set. Get a SM57, your choice of the usual suspect kick mics, and a couple of overheads, the CAD M177 is a really good bang/buck right now.

If you can't get a pretty darn good sound with 2-4 mics, adding more will only give you more rope to hang yourself.

Look into room treatment.
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