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firstname.lastname@example.org (HowardP) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> I'm used to tracking 2 or 3 acoustic string instruments at a time in
> my modest basement project studio. I'm working on a boutique project
> where the client is contemplating using a very small drum kit
> (snare/cymbol/high hat/kick).
> My first challenge will be to figure out if I have any mics in my kit
> that are up to the task:
> AT 4050
> AKG 414B/ULS
> Rode NT2
> Shure SM81
> Shure SM57
> Shure SM58
> Anyone care to make recomendations/assignments? Do I have a snowballs
> chance? Should I be concerned about something that I'm not even aware
> of? The room will be my next challenge.
I think you're in good shape.
Kick - I'd say this is your weakest area right now, but the 4050, 414,
NT2 might work. You may want to see if you can borrow or rent a good
dynamic for the kick - 412, Re20, ATM 25, Audix D6, etc. Search r.a.p.
threads for more info.
Snare - 57 probably, 4050 or 414 maybe (If the hi-hat is close,
bidirectional mode - point side of mic at HH to reject it.)
Hi Hat - probably SM81 with lo-cut engaged, and probably -10dB pad,
Cymbal - (ride or crah or ?) - probably 4050 or maybe 414 or SM81.
These are starting points only. As they say, do what sounds best.
Nova Music Productions