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    Hi, I need to record a vibraphone and is wondering what kind of mics are suitable (condensers or just a normal SM57)? Also, how many mics would you use and where the best positions might be? Any advice will be much appreciated!


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    Use a pair of small-diaphragm condensors in X/Y, positioned similar to drum overheads. There is too much noise underneath to mic from below.

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    Well, when I was at Berklee we always used two SD condensers spaced about a third of the length of the instrument apart, about about 2 1/2 to 3 feet above the above the instrument.

    At least, we did with Gary Burton.


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