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Old 15th September 2012
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What are you guy using, Tom Mics

Hey guys what are you using hold your mics when micing toms, just a basic mic boom stand, or a clip on device, like the Audix D-Vice? I thought the Audix D-Vice looked pretty cool, I just don't know about how it will react to vibration from the tom drums, will it pick up the vibration in the mic? This is for studio application not live. Thanks!
Old 15th September 2012
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Avantone Pro-Klamps look cool. Haven't tried them, though.
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I always use booms as the vibrations always get transferred to the mic. Whether it's objectionable is up to you. The latest ones I've tried were the Shures, which are made really well. However, I went back to booms.
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The audix clamps work well, but as long as the toms aren't sharing stands with cymbals etc. but for anything heavy rock and up there is more need for heavier gating in my experience
Old 15th September 2012
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Booms. Clips transfer vibration.
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Booms. Clips transfer vibration.
Agree
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Boom stands will get the best results
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Stands. Not only do clamps transfer vibrations to the mics but if they are clamped to the rim itself most of them affect the sustain of the drum. Also the mics are likely to move over the course of a song do to the vibrations.
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I don't often use tom mics, but when I do, I only use booms.

Besides the vibrations, so much more positioning flexibility.
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Sennheiser MD421

Stick it on a boom stand, 1" to 3" from the drum head, at something like a 45 degree angle... adjust from there to get more attack, more sustain, less bleed, etc, etc,
Old 15th September 2012
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I always prefer booms. But I've had really good luck miking toms w/RIMS using the LP Mic Claw (421's). When I worked with Dave Abbruzzese, who had a lot of cymbals back in the day, we used the Shure SM 98's on his DW toms w/RIMS - sounded great.
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I don't often use tom mics, but when I do, I only use booms.
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That's just freaking awesome! Nice PS work, and good obs.
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I don't often use tom mics, but when I do, I only use booms.
I've been using my $39 MCA SP-1's loaded with CK-12 capsules on toms, sound great, very low noise, full sound. No worries about a missed hit either. They cost me less than a Beta 58. Great mics don't have to be expensive.

Must use my $10 ******** booms with them.
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Properly placed overheads is all ya need
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Stands. Not only do clamps transfer vibrations to the mics but if they are clamped to the rim itself most of them affect the sustain of the drum. Also the mics are likely to move over the course of a song do to the vibrations.
especially since good drummers often go to great lengths to make sure their toms have long sustain, ie rims mounts and the like, a clamp isn't the right choice, for me...

421's, be204's, sE 4400a's, 2200a's, VR-1's, ATM25s, Sony C-37a's or p's, Pre 1981 414's, U87's all good choices... depends on the song, drummer, room, and what you are trying to do...

Best-
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That's just freaking awesome! Nice PS work, and good obs.
I deserve none of the credit
these guys did the graphic

and of course Kennybro is responsible for the words!
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I deserve none of the credit
these guys did the graphic

and of course Kennybro is responsible for the words!
Haha! Cool.
And of course, it all goes back to Euro RSCG for coming up with the original copy.
Old 17th September 2012
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Booms. Clips transfer vibration.
this
Old 17th September 2012
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Booms. I go one step farther and use iso mounts on the booms where I can.





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Sennheiser MD421

Stick it on a boom stand, 1" to 3" from the drum head, at something like a 45 degree angle... adjust from there to get more attack, more sustain, less bleed, etc, etc,
Word...
Old 18th September 2012
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I5 on rack toms and D112 on floor

also

pr30 on rack toms and pr40 on floor
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Originally Posted by jimmyklane ➑️
Sennheiser MD421

Stick it on a boom stand, 1" to 3" from the drum head, at something like a 45 degree angle... adjust from there to get more attack, more sustain, less bleed, etc, etc,
i like 421s but there a bit big to fit around cymbals
Old 18th September 2012
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Thanks guys I'll go with regular boom stands then as opposed the clamp stands.

I kinda figured the clamps would transfer the vibration of the toms being hit into the mic but wasn't sure as I've never used them.

Again thanks a bunch! :-)
Old 18th September 2012
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I actually use sm57's
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I use booms, not only for vibration transmission, but because the clip on options do not give me enough flexibility for mic placement.
Old 20th September 2012
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How many people read the first post? He's asking about STANDS vs CLIP MOUNTS.
Old 20th September 2012
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Classic gearslutz:
clips or booms?
Overheads.
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