This would probably matter more if you like your mic on the outside of the kick peering into the port. I use a sennheiser e-602 boomed all the way in to about 3” off the batter and I doubt port placement matters at all for me. It does look unconventional though.Thanks to @Bo Eder for this great pic, I noticed something about his kit that's always an interesting topic here: The center port hole.
Many talk about how this isn't the ideal place for it, yet it worked for Charlie for decades.
So what's the reason it's not good?
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ROFLMAOI don't fault someone being a bad sound man for porting a head. I would fault them for being lazy all day though.
Sounds right to me but I am no engineer lolBonham had the right idea. Back off the mics. Let the drums sing. Mic it as a set, not individual toms. Snare excepted
Metallica’s main engineer even mentions using the vocal mics as part of the drum mix, so I think the concept of area micing is a good way to go. I do like a mic in the kick though.There's only one center. The center IMO is where the good tone comes from. That's why I don't cut out the center.
I don't fault someone being a bad sound man for porting a head. I would fault them for being lazy all day though.
Bonham had the right idea. Back off the mics. Let the drums sing. Mic it as a set, not individual toms. Love that tone. Close miced toms and bass....I much prefer some noticeable atmosphere with the drum kit sound, not sterile "in a vacuum" hits. Snare excepted