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Old 03-06-2011, 09:55 PM
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Default 1 Overhead vs 2?

Hey all, I never thought about this till I was playing on my kit and banged my head, my bedroom is esentially a converted loft, and it is shaped quite like a pyramid. My kit being in this pyramid, the ceiling is angled by 1 pillar so thier isnt alot of room for overheads unless I put them quite low. So would it be worth attempting 2, or just have 1 to keep things convenient and in phase?

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: 1 Overhead vs 2?

HI
I use one overhead mic for my drums whenever I provide the PA and mix the sound. These setting then to be medium to small clubs. I'll use three mic's...bassdrum,snare and one overhead( a Shure KSM27). I get an amazing sound from this mix. Denis
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: 1 Overhead vs 2?

... depends on

1/ does it sound good enough for you now?

2/ do you want a stereo mix?


if 1/ then stay as is

if 2/ then try an XY or MS mic technique to keep the mics close together


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Old 03-06-2011, 11:17 PM
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Default Re: 1 Overhead vs 2?

I usually mic my kits with a spaced stereo pair because I like the larger image footprint, but in your situation XY might be the way to go if you want a stereo image. If you're using a spaced pair, remember the 3 to 1 rule and you shouldn't have any phasing problems. Shouldn't is the word to watch out for, but you'll be able to hear the cancellations.

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:04 PM
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Default Re: 1 Overhead vs 2?

Thanks for the tips guys, Ill try 1 overhead vs 2!
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: 1 Overhead vs 2?

I always just use one overhead, and I'm very happy with the sound I get!
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