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Old 04-11-2018, 03:40 PM
Mo Tonkie Mo Tonkie is offline
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Default Re: How many mics???

The best sound guy I ever had was a drummer.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: How many mics???

without a doubt, always mic the kick. then depending on your surroundings, add to accordingly. imo, the kick is the heart of the music. when sound checking, i always start with the drums. then vocals, then blend everything else in with them.
my uncle taught me how to run sound, he was a drummer.
and yes...there is such a thing as too many mics.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:51 PM
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Default Re: How many mics???

I rarely mic my drums, even the bass, simply because most of the places I play don't require it. I know how to tune it & I've got a heavy foot.

A problem with mic'ing the bass is unless you're running subs you're not going to get the low end, I've seen people try it with 12" speakers & frankly it sounds like crap, even 15s won't cut it most of the time.

I do have a complete set of mics for when I need them (like I did last weekend, played outside), 57s for the snare & toms, PD-52 for the bass & CAD-50s for overhead, my own mixer too if I need it.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: How many mics???

Here is how a sound company mic'ed my set for a recent concert.
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