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I'm now SM57 free!

Post by drumsound » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:29 pm

I shipped out my 57 to madtho in a trade for a Heathkit signal tracer turned guitar amp. I soooooooo get the better end of the deal, and I haven't even heard the amp yet.

I still have the broken one to remind me...

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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:01 pm

And you call yourself an engineer.... :)
i like to make music with music and stuff and things.

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Post by cgarges » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:57 pm

Congratulations, Tony! I, personally, have been SM57-free all of my life. I know it's a difficult world out there with peer pressure and the temptation to find a quick and easy fix, but you'll be glad you got on the wagon from this point on. Best of luck to you!

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Post by joninc » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:06 pm

no 57's ??? then how do you guys record snare drum??

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Post by RefD » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:30 pm

Audix i5?

Neumann KM84?

Nady Starpower 3?

all of those are better choices!
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Post by mjau » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:35 pm

Tony, you need help. Let me send you a 57 to help you properly record. From one friend to another.

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Post by joninc » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:44 pm

RefD wrote:Audix i5?

Neumann KM84?

Nady Starpower 3?

all of those are better choices!
No way! NADY? you are kidding right? audix??? hahahaha - and then you're gonna run it through your behringer tooob preamps? Neumann km84? everybody knows that mics not half as good as the KM184! (atleast for lead vocals). who would ever use that on a snare drum? that's INSANE.

C'mon guys - everyone knows that to make radio-ready, state-of-the-art, industry-standard recordings - you have to use a 57 on the snare.
nothing else handles those sweet frequencies as gracefully.

(and since i am feeling generous i'll tell you a secret industry professionals don't want you to know: you can use ANOTHER 57 UNDER the snare. No - seriously - you gotta try before you knock it. it will BLOW YOUR MIND. BUT - now please hear me - the key is - you have to FLIP the phase of the bottom mic. but hey - you didn't hear this from me!!!)
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Post by losthighway » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:05 pm

Is there a m201, or a revox or whatever in there, or do you have a vegetarian alternative on your snare?

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Post by Jitters » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:11 pm

Was this a 12 step kind of deal, or did you just go cold turkey?

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Post by joninc » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:30 pm

i think he went to the Doctor Steve Albini Clinic. They have an excellent program.
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Post by Snarl 12/8 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:53 pm

Any idea what they did to the tracer to make it an amp? I've got mine working, as an amp, but I'd like to mod it more.

Someone should turn a 57 into a barcode dispenser.
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Post by Jeff White » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:20 pm

Though I rarely reach for the 57 these days, I have to sing its praises after the last two nights of using it on snare top, with an AT4050 on snare bottom, and a pair of OktavaMod MK-012s in a spaced pair above the kit. The best snare sound I have EVER achieved, and the best overall drum sound I've ever been a part of recording. Umm... 57 and AT4050 tracked through Sytek 1-2, MK-012s through BA 312s.

But we used Coles and and SM7b on guitar cabs. :wink:

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Post by RefD » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:21 pm

joninc wrote:
RefD wrote:Audix i5?

Neumann KM84?

Nady Starpower 3?

all of those are better choices!
No way! NADY? you are kidding right? audix??? hahahaha - and then you're gonna run it through your behringer tooob preamps? Neumann km84? everybody knows that mics not half as good as the KM184! (atleast for lead vocals). who would ever use that on a snare drum? that's INSANE.

C'mon guys - everyone knows that to make radio-ready, state-of-the-art, industry-standard recordings - you have to use a 57 on the snare.
nothing else handles those sweet frequencies as gracefully.

(and since i am feeling generous i'll tell you a secret industry professionals don't want you to know: you can use ANOTHER 57 UNDER the snare. No - seriously - you gotta try before you knock it. it will BLOW YOUR MIND. BUT - now please hear me - the key is - you have to FLIP the phase of the bottom mic. but hey - you didn't hear this from me!!!)
you're high, right?
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Post by mjau » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:29 am

I know drumsound's a big fan of the atm23 on snare drums, and the sounds he gets can't be argued with.

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Post by cgarges » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:39 am

mjau wrote:Tony, you need help. Let me send you a 57 to help you properly record. From one friend to another.
Don't be an enabler, Scott.

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