Ribbon Drum Overheads - Page 3 - Gearspace.com
The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Ribbon Drum Overheads
Old 23rd October 2012 | Show parent
Gear Guru
kafka's Avatar
🎧 10 years
I saw Pat Metheny's Unity Band in August. LOTS of Fatheads all over the stage, including a pair over Antonio Sanchez' drum kit. Sounded pretty damn good, to me.
Old 23rd October 2012 | Show parent
Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
Mono overhead with a Coles 4050...Sometimes couple with a AKG 414
Old 4th December 2012
Gear Head
vegasking-pr.'s Avatar
🎧 10 years
I recently went through an very LONG trial period in finding the best overhead situation for me. I ended up with a AEA R88. (thanks joe baldridge)

i am in love with this mic. it sounds so good on drums i use all the time on other things.

i am running it through dakings and truthfully would not hesitate to cut a vocal on it with that pre. the r88 has qualities that make it hard to tell its a ribbon. ie..very well rounded frequency wise and not at all boxy, bassy or no top end.

btw, i have a rca 77dx and fatheads also.

anyway, you can go to itunes and listen to shannon bex's new ep (from the girl group dannity kane) for a listen on drums and perc. the ep is called 'i'm a woman'

hope that helps TS
Old 4th December 2012 | Show parent
Lives for gear
Croaker's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Originally Posted by nobtwiddler ➡️
Here's a link to a session I did a few weeks ago, using 4 Cloud Ribbon mics on drums.

Eddie Seville tracking drums with Cloud Microphones at Millbrook Sound Studio - YouTube

2 of them were also used on the upright bass in this track.

In this ruff mix on the video, everything but the snare on the kit is a ribbon, and both top, (neck position) and bottom, (near the bridge) of the upright bass are also the Cloud ribbon mics.

They were wonderful in this situation!
very nice paul
Old 20th October 2013 | Show parent
Gear Addict
Ryan Gregory's Avatar
🎧 5 years
Originally Posted by superwack ➡️
I'm having Spinal Tap / Stonehenge flashbacks... I'm assuming you meant 7/12 FEET not INCHES, right?
hahaha yes I was thinking the same thing
📝 Reply

Similar Threads

Thread / Thread Starter Replies / Views Last Post
replies: 5873 views: 1880464
Avatar for gollumsluvslave
gollumsluvslave 9 hours ago
replies: 55 views: 7284
Avatar for borau
borau 20th February 2006
replies: 13973 views: 1404591
Avatar for omkar
omkar 2 hours ago
replies: 57 views: 6031
Avatar for johnjacobniles
johnjacobniles 29th March 2021
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump