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    i know theres already a few threads about this but i just want some input on my drum sound.
    heres two different clips recorded on the same kit but i moved the mics around a bit...

    tell me what you think.

    clip one. http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?id=16684

    clip two. http://www.lightningmp3.com/live/file.php?id=16683


    thanks
    Last edited by Garrett_Stephen; 02-01-2009 at 23:16. Reason: i forgot the html url thing...

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    I think clip 2 sounds fuller and just overall more warm. Nice snap on the BD.

    I do like the snare sound more from clip1, though. If you can get that same snare sound with the rest of clip2 would be ideal, IMO.
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    I prefer the second clip. Not so much at the beginning, but the bit starting just after halfway and running to the end sounds nice Get that tone all the way through and you should have no problem doing a good sounding mix with it.

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    I agree I'm liking the second clip more
    what were your mics and positioning?

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    The positioning on both was the same except the snare and kick.
    the first clip the snare mic was about six inches off the snare and pointed at the center
    the kick mic wasin the sound hole pointed at the beater...(the eq was very different)
    on the second clip the snare mic (which actually was the rack tom mic also) was closer to 12 inches up and 2 inches back (above the tom)
    the reason the snare didnt have a dedicated mic.... i just got lazy....ha....

    the floor tom mics are both about 4 inches off each tom....

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    Are there overhead mics?

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    you need to bring the overheads up if you have them

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    no ohs

    Quote Originally Posted by Herm View Post
    Are there overhead mics?
    Quote Originally Posted by doulos24 View Post
    you need to bring the overheads up if you have them

    i dont have any overheads ...yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett_Stephen View Post
    i dont have any overheads ...yet....
    That pretty nuts your cymbals sounds pretty good for no OH's

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    Did you buy drum mics before overheads? It just seems like a strange way of getting started recording drums.

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