Rack mounted drum mics / mic stands

AJ3000

Silver Member
Just wondering if there are any companies that make drum mics attached to a gooseneck or similar to boom from a rack system? If not, somebody should!!!!
 

tard

Gold Member
Just wondering if there are any companies that make drum mics attached to a gooseneck or similar to boom from a rack system? If not, somebody should!!!!
Ive had problems with the vibrations cause by striking a cymbal bleed thru the mic when they are are attached to the stand or rack, have even had problems with mics being attached to the drum if the drums are not isolated from the stand or rack by rubber ball mount tom arms or rubber mounted suspension mounts. I now use separate stands for mic placement just to save the headaches and to get more placement options depending on who's kit I need to mic and what their configuration may be.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
We use short mic mount tubes for the "underheads"



and to reach in to the snare & hat, we attach a short boom.

There's undoubtedly some vibration picked up by the mic, but in a live situation it's not audible. The advantages of a rack - clean look, consistent positioning, reduced hardware, and ease & speed of set-up & teardown - outweigh our typical desire for sonic purity. And if the vibrations were audible, we'd use shock mounts. :)

Bermuda
 
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audiotech

Guest
With whatever you decide on using that's attached to your rack, I would look into shock mounts. It's cheap insurance for sonic clarity and you won't send your sound tech home with the heebie jeebies, lol.

Dennis
 

latzanimal

Silver Member
With whatever you decide on using that's attached to your rack, I would look into shock mounts. It's cheap insurance for sonic clarity and you won't send your sound tech home with the heebie jeebies, lol.

Dennis
At the rate they pay their FOH, he probably doesn't have time to stop laughing all the way to the bank.... ;)
 

simmsdn

Silver Member
Gibraltar makes mic boom arms. Same as their rack mount cymbal arms (same price too). Concur on the shock mounts.
 

AJ3000

Silver Member
Thanks for the replies! I'm actually looking into creating something a little more sophisticated than the options currently available so that I can make this happen.

I hate rim-mounted mics because they are obtrusively tall and are prone to failure with repeated use. I have an idea to rack or stand mount mics, and also hide the cabling up a bit, combined with flat XLR inputs. Trying to find sone flat(ish) mics to go with it all now. If I can make it work, I'll bang sone pics up
 

AJ3000

Silver Member
Why not just mount the mics internally? I love my MayEAs... convenience and isolation..
The reasons are 2 fold. First is price. The may system in the UK is hellishly expensive! And secondly is I don't really wanna go drilling my shells to accommodate the Xlr inputs.
 

latzanimal

Silver Member
The reasons are 2 fold. First is price. The may system in the UK is hellishly expensive! And secondly is I don't really wanna go drilling my shells to accommodate the Xlr inputs.
Here's 2 thoughts on your twofold reasons: 1) you don't have to use the MayEA system. There are plenty of other ways to mount mics inside of drums. 2) Even IF you did use the MayEA system, they make non-drill adapters so you wouldn't have to drill your shells at all.

Before you dismiss something, try a little research....

Good luck with your quest...
 

AJ3000

Silver Member
Whoa, calm down fella!!! :)

I have looked into May, and others before (Gibraltar also do an internal mic mount) and if you don't drill, you have to run the cable through the grommet vent, which again I am not keen on. I'm sure it's a very good system for people like yourself, however I'm also sure it's not the system for me....
 

tard

Gold Member
Whoa, calm down fella!!! :)

I have looked into May, and others before (Gibraltar also do an internal mic mount) and if you don't drill, you have to run the cable through the grommet vent, which again I am not keen on. I'm sure it's a very good system for people like yourself, however I'm also sure it's not the system for me....
I agree 100% plus my drums have no holes in the shells whatsoever so it would be impossible for me to mic my toms or snare internally without drilling or cutting.
 

bigiainw

Gold Member
I have a pearl icon rack and both my overheads are mounted on the rack, using standard boom stands minus their tripods and standard pcx 100 clamps.

Iain
 

AJ3000

Silver Member
Ok so upon wandering round my local drum shop today, they told me they had the (brand new in the UK!) Gibraltar rack gooseneck mic stand. It seems to a point to do what I am after, however I can't leave stuff be so will be persuing my original plan.... I'll let you all know if I come up with anything remotely worthwhile.....
 

latzanimal

Silver Member
Whoa, calm down fella!!! :)

I have looked into May, and others before (Gibraltar also do an internal mic mount) and if you don't drill, you have to run the cable through the grommet vent, which again I am not keen on. I'm sure it's a very good system for people like yourself, however I'm also sure it's not the system for me....
I am perfectly calm, but thanks...

While with the non drill adapters you do have to run the cord through the vent, the new vent/plug does not inhibit air escaping the drum. Your reasons seem to be unfounded other than personal preference. Which is fine, but why not just state that up front, "I don't like them." instead of making false reasons?
 

jom

Junior Member
I am using a 682DRUMS gooseneck in combination with a shock mount attached to a boom. I use them with their mics, but also with an SM58. No problems with vibrations.
 
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