bass drum mic - front or back?

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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by vernier » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:21 pm

I do Ringo style, but sometimes put a mic next to my head to pick up whole kit including bass drum.

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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by drumsound » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:41 am

vernier wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:21 pm
I do Ringo style, but sometimes put a mic next to my head to pick up whole kit including bass drum.
The mic next to the drummer's head OH can work really well.

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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by Studiodawg » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:52 am

drumsound wrote:
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The mic next to the drummer's head OH can work really well.
even in figure 8!

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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by vvv » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 pm

So many times I've been tempted to put a mic upside the drummer's head! :twisted:
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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by drumsound » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:22 pm

vvv wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 pm
So many times I've been tempted to put a mic upside the drummer's head! :twisted:
Dude, drummer's heads are like rocks, use a mic stand, it will have a better effect.

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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by vvv » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:50 pm

drumsound wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:22 pm
vvv wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 pm
So many times I've been tempted to put a mic upside the drummer's head! :twisted:
Dude, drummer's heads are like rocks, use a mic stand, it will have a better effect.

Well, a mic hitting a mic stand kinda goes "clang".

But a mic hitting a drummer's head - properly tuned-up, see - goes "thud".

So, one is often ever so much more satisfrying than t'over.

Finally, a mic stand hitting a drummer's head is best for solos, what no one ever really needs to hear.
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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by drumsound » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:06 pm

vvv wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:50 pm
drumsound wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:22 pm
vvv wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 pm
So many times I've been tempted to put a mic upside the drummer's head! :twisted:
Dude, drummer's heads are like rocks, use a mic stand, it will have a better effect.

Well, a mic hitting a mic stand kinda goes "clang".

But a mic hitting a drummer's head - properly tuned-up, see - goes "thud".

So, one is often ever so much more satisfrying than t'over.

Finally, a mic stand hitting a drummer's head is best for solos, what no one ever really needs to hear.
:lol:

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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by Jarvis » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:41 pm

What about them Elvin Jones style vocalatin' drummers?
I'm a bit of a hummer myself

What sort of bludgeon would you, as a professional, recommend?
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Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

Post by drumsound » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:10 pm

Jarvis wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:41 pm
What about them Elvin Jones style vocalatin' drummers?
I'm a bit of a hummer myself

What sort of bludgeon would you, as a professional, recommend?
I've met Elvin, I can tell you HE is not someone to tangle with! Your general moaner or groaner probably isn't a problem unless the music is delicate.

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