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Old 14th September 2012 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by glitchfactor ➡️
I'm sorry....someone had to do it.

Ahhh, love it!

Have your baby yet? We need to set up round 2 of those vids.

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Old 14th September 2012 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by adamcal ➡️
because of that 10% that saves the day, makes you the hero, rest of the time its stays muted.
Yep!
Old 14th September 2012 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by glitchfactor ➡️
Yep, Stewart Copeland vs. Lars Ulrich. Different Styles, different mic setups
Great point. You'd be missing out if you didn't mic Copeland's hi hat.
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Whatever is already on room/overheads.

The odd time I do put a mic specifically on hats it's usually an EV RE-10.
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Originally Posted by Ghosted ➡️
Have you tried compressing the overheads to make the hats come up more?
Yes I have. I find that when I compress the OH's, I get too much of that New York style 70's hip hop drum sound. Yes, that's good for some things, but the album I'm producing now is modern funk/jazz and I need a super sensitive sound that's not too big. Also my studio doesn't have the best acoustics and I find that compressing the OH's puts a little too much emphasis on the room sound.
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I usually avoid micing the Hihat since the overheads usually grab enough for a good balance in my opinion. However, I had a session recently where the hats needed a little more of the focus than normal. I grabbed a km86 and threw it on the hats in figure 8 to null out the neighboring crash cymbal. I've never been so pleased with a HiHat sound. I'm not saying that I'll always mic the hihat from here on out, but when I do I'll reach for one of my km86's.

Obviously the player and his/her cymbal choice has a lot to do with what mic will work well and sound right in the mix. I absolutely love the way Lanois mics Brian Blade's hihat with an RCA 77. The way that guy plays the hat is pure magic.
Old 14th September 2012
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It depends on the drummer and if/when he/she can bring attention to the hi hat (rare but some drummers can do this). For example, intricate playing that *needs* more attention, especially if it's played relatively softer.
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You need a better drummer.
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Old 14th September 2012
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Can't beat my old 451's for hat. KM84 close second, but a very different, edgier flavor.
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Originally Posted by kennybro ➡️
Can't beat my old 451's for hat. KM84 close second, but a very different, edgier flavor.
I'm happy with either. One studio I use has KM84s, one has 451s. Both work great for hats/ride.

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Old 21st September 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Colour Field ➡️
Make sure you use a heavy duty pop filter, plosives from that region can be nasty.
And:

Heavily compressor the sound captured by the stool (mic) and increase the gain on the recorded squeaks and farts to an insane level.

It is important to use a mic preamp that has very high gain so as to capture the silent farts. A compressor/limiter is required to tame the violent ones to prevent clipping.

The mic should be placed off axis to the source (sound hole) for hygiene reasons.
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Originally Posted by Drumsound ➡️
The overheads
Since the ancient thread has been bumped, I figured I tell the world I've changed my ways. I would usually only mic the hats if the drummer played them lightly. Often I'd still hate the sound, until one day I tried a dynamic mic instead of a condenser. Condensers always sound like an icepick to my eardrums.

I've settled on Beyer M201. In the days of not needing to worry about tape real estate, I just put a 201 up as matter of course. What I've really grown to like is how it helps define the stereo field. I record it at a really low level, but it just add some nice definition.
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