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Old 03-05-2012, 05:32 PM
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Default Mic a 14' floor tom?

Planning on upgrading my mic setup soon Audix D2s and D4s for the toms. I am also looking at buying a new kit down the road that will have a 14 floor tom as part of the setup. Looking for some advice on whether to use the D2 or D4 for that particular drum, since it seems to be on the big end of the recommended use for the D2, and the small end for the D4.

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Mic a 14' floor tom?

How are you tuning it? Is it a deep, low end heavy rock tuning or is it a tight jazzy tuning? That will dictate which way. I'd reccomend the mic with the lower response or the higher response respectively.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:00 PM
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:02 PM
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Default Re: Mic a 14' floor tom?

I wouldn't worry about the mic to much..the sound really comes from the quality of mixer and the sound guy. I have played in bands where I had a thunderous kick using a shure 58 and also a shure 57 on a piccolo snare making it sound like a 8" deep drum. Those are just examples. If it's just a matter of being undecided of using s D2 or D4 on the floor..just go with the D4, there may be a day you will use it on a 16" floor.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: Mic a 14' floor tom?

D4. good at picking up low frequencies. can be used on bass drum, etc.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:28 PM
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I wouldn't worry about the mic to much..the sound really comes from the quality of mixer and the sound guy.
Audix mics are pretty heavily pre-EQed. If you use a D-6 and try to get anything BUT a punchy rock bass drum sound out of it, you'll be scrambling your brain attempting to figure that one out.

I've used both on my 14" floor tom. If you want more "thump", use the D-4. If you want more "tone", use the D-2.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Mic a 14' floor tom?

Thank you all for the advice. Looks like the D4 will be the way to go for me.
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