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Old 05-09-2012, 07:56 PM
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Default Ported PS3 for reso?

I'm experimenting. For those of you who play your kick drums mic'ed up, I have a question. I'm playing a clear PS3 batter head with a black ambassador front head, 4" hole at the 4 o'clock position and a small DW pillow. It sounds great. I was thinking of changing the reso head to a PS3, same port hole, and using no muffling. Do you think it would be too boomy for miking without the pillow? If so, I'll just stick with what I normally run, just curious if anyone uses the PS3's on both sides, ported and mic'ed up with success.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: Ported PS3 for reso?

After some more research, I found that I probably will like the combo I currently have better. Sorry for posting prematurely.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: Ported PS3 for reso?

that's ok, it still makes for a great conversation starter of those who do rock this combo ;)

for miking, i do believe it would be to boomy, but for un-mic'd i think it's great. i've got a super kick I batter and coated PS3 with a 4" port on my rockstar kick right now, and it's a very nice controlled boom with lotsa volume.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: Ported PS3 for reso?

A lot would depend on the microphone used at the resonant head. Most "bass drum" microphones will emphasize the lower frequencies by 10 to 20 db, this is what translates into sounding too boomy, or bass heavy, in the recording or output of the PA. I tune my drums to sound great without any amplification and when I do mic my drums I use specific microphones that will augment the quality of that sound and not necessarily increase the unwanted artifacts.

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: Ported PS3 for reso?

I actually use a coated PS3 on the batter and a smooth white PS3 on the resonant side and I get a nice, big, fat sound out of it. I HATE clicky bass drums, and boomy kicks tend to run over my bandmates, so this set-up seems to be a good compromise.
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