MIc Position For Double Kick Pedal


Senior Member
I'm having a real annoying "challenge" with how to best mic a double pedal.

My setup is a 16x22 kick w/ ported front,and I like the mic inside the kick as opposed to just inside the hole. Common sense tells me to aim the mic between the beaters & at the beaters. That seems to work in some rooms and not others. Then I have found (by accident cause' somebody kicked the stand) a useful sound to swing the boom all the way against the shell and that works in some rooms and not others.

So how do you guys mic your double pedals?


Gold Member
If you want more click for defined dbl bass work, mic closer to the batter head. Want more boom, mic just outside the reso head. I have a Kelly Shu inside the bass with a D6 as close to the reso from the inside. I took a GOOD look at Neil's Time Machine kit at the NAMM show. (shoulda got a pic) he had a Kelly Shu with mic in the same position as mine so I guess that's a good thing.