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Avalon AD2022 on drums???
Old 23rd May 2006
Gear Head
๐ŸŽง 15 years
Avalon AD2022 on drums???

Anyone have any experience with the Avalon AD2022 preamp on kick and snare? Just wondering if anyone has any experience with that setup before I try it for myself. Like it? Don't like it? Would it be good for one type of music or bad for another? I usually use an SM57 on top and a LDC on bottom for the snare, and the Shure B52 on kick. I'm going to buy a Beyer M-201 and EV RE-20 soon as well. Thanks!

Old 23rd May 2006
Gear Maniac
๐ŸŽง 15 years
If I use my 2022 on drums it is on OH's.
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Gear Head
๐ŸŽง 15 years
Hi Punchmo, I've used it quite a bit for the overheads. Like it a lot. Ever tried it on kick or snare?
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Gear Maniac
๐ŸŽง 15 years
I have and would rather use my IMHO a Flamingo or neve 1073.
Old 23rd May 2006
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
AD2022 is my usual for principal kick and snare mics - principal meaning supplemental mics may be used for snare bottom and fok or subkick, and these are not fed to the 2022. I prefer my V72's in the overhead position, although I imagine the 2022 would offer good detail. This may well relate to my drum room (not the best acoustically), and OH mics in use (Beyer M160 or Neumann KM184).

You probably know that Avalon gear is very much not the darling of the Forum of late, failing to meet the pre or compressor of the century of the week status, so I'd suggest making your own recordings and evaluating the hardware yourself, as always.


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