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Room mic nirvana
Old 3rd June 2002
  #1
Capitol Studios Paris
 
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🎧 15 years
Room mic nirvana

Nothing new, but I just had to share this experience. While tracking drums a couple weeks ago, I heard something close to a personal room mic nirvana.....after leaving the studio door wide open and placing a U47 in omni about 20 feet away from that open door, out in the main hallway where there was a 30-ft loft ceiling. In that position, the mic was about 75 feet total from the drum kit, receiving a mix of direct sound and reflections and reverb.

What we got was a 75ms natural predelay followed by a diffuse natural verb...and a bit of that track, uncompressed, behind the drum tracks added an air, openness and realism to the drums that sounds, well, like a million bucks. Or a couple of Andy Wallace's major mixes. okk.

Jon
Old 3rd June 2002
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I like drum amb if it is forced to 'go round' things...

smokin
Old 9th June 2002
  #3
Nik
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🎧 15 years
Hi there,

Been having a bit of a spiritual renewal with room mics myself..

Placed a M49 20 feet away and about 7 ft high in the drum room.
Ran it through a Red1 and an EL-8. Very nice. Hope I don't look back later and wonder what the hell I was thinking....

Been using U67 for drum overheads too. Seem to get a more real yet still balsy and focussed kit. Sometimes good to flip things around a bit. The U67 were ofetn on toms(VERY carefuly used with very specific drmmer/s!!)

Have a great day.

Nikspin
Old 9th June 2002
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The cage on one of my M149's looks like it took a hard whack from a drum stick!

Still works though!

Old 10th June 2002
  #5
Lives for gear
 
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally posted by Jules
The cage on one of my M149's looks like it took a hard whack from a drum stick!

Still works though!

so where did you hide the drummers corps Jules yell :eek: heh heh
Old 10th June 2002
  #6
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He's in the 'gimp hole'..

I will let him out in a week or so...

if he is lucky.
Old 10th June 2002
  #7
Capitol Studios Paris
 
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🎧 15 years
For that, 100 drumstick hits on the wrist might be in order...

heh

Reminds me of the intern that grabbed a U87 to knock a thumbtack deeper into the wall.

:eek:
Old 10th June 2002
  #8
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🎧 15 years
Jon......

did u draw and quarter the intern? or just give him 100 volts AC fromt eh back of your studer?tut

PEACE
Wiggy
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