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Author Topic: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!  (Read 19729 times)

Offline Geoff Emerick de Fake

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2009, 02:00:06 pm »
Hey Dax,
Nice to see you on this forum; I'm used to your posts on the Samplitude forum.
Very interesting shootout. As someone mentioned, I would feel more related to the samples if you had placed the mics closer to the beater.
I couldn't figure what you mean by forward and reverse for the D112 (doesn't seem to make much difference - I mean they sound different but both usable).
I have done a similar shootout a couple of years ago for a French magazine, in the context of live applications.
I had the AKG D112 & D550, ATM25 & AE2500, Audix D6 & f12, Beyer M99, Opus 65 & M88, EV ND868, RE20 & RE27, Samson Q Kick, Sennheiser E602, Shure Beta 52, PG52 & Beta 91 and Superlux FK2.
All the usual suspects fared well (D112, ATM25, D6, RE20 & Beta52), but the real surprise came from the Samson Q Kick, which delevers instant gratification at 1/3 of the cost. It seems like the JTS can also deliver the goods at low cost...

Offline seedyunderbelly.com

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2009, 07:13:44 am »
thx dax  I look forward to hearing it  j

Offline compasspnt

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2009, 03:31:53 pm »
There is everything in all of the shootouts.

There is even the "subkick" speaker thingy.

Then there is the U47-fet.

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2009, 06:19:43 pm »
also there's the Shure SM-91

Offline bigbone

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 07:34:31 pm »
compasspnt wrote on Tue, 08 December 2009 15:31

There is everything in all of the shootouts.

There is even the "subkick" speaker thingy.

Then there is the U47-fet.



That show  you don't need a 3,000 $ mic to have a great Bass drum sound.
Glad for those who use it and got it ( U-47 ), but it's not a necessity.

Offline MI

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2009, 01:57:07 pm »
I prefer a great drummer to a great mic.

M

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2009, 02:04:18 pm »
Today is the day I start putting an iFet7 through its paces.

The D12 and D25 can now go for a spa treatment in Panman town.

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Offline Geoff Emerick de Fake

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2009, 04:51:30 pm »
I can't really believe an iFET7 is going to replace a D12/25 in all circumstances...?

Offline Fibes

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2009, 09:33:58 am »
Geoff Emerick de Fake wrote on Tue, 22 December 2009 16:51

I can't really believe an iFET7 is going to replace a D12/25 in all circumstances...?



Not at all, but thanks for the benefit of the doubt. My D25 is broken so...

I like the iFet7 quite a bit, maybe more than I projected on bass drum, upright and voice.
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Offline NelsonL

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2009, 11:13:19 am »
Fibes wrote on Thu, 24 December 2009 06:33

Geoff Emerick de Fake wrote on Tue, 22 December 2009 16:51

I can't really believe an iFET7 is going to replace a D12/25 in all circumstances...?



Not at all, but thanks for the benefit of the doubt. My D25 is broken so...

I like the iFet7 quite a bit, maybe more than I projected on bass drum, upright and voice.



Love the iFet7, it was our workhorse mic at my old place, and in my opinion, can be great on FOK, voice, acoustic guitar, bass cab and more.

Offline Geoff Emerick de Fake

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2009, 11:31:49 am »
OK, so I think I should rephrase:
I can't really believe an iFET7 is going to be the all-round kick drum mic...?

Offline Dan-O

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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2010, 10:09:03 am »
Fibes wrote on Wed, 09 December 2009 14:04

The D12 and D25 can now go for a spa treatment in Panman town.




What's Panman town? I have 2 D12's (1 D12E)that could use some loving care.
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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2010, 04:00:06 pm »
Panman is the REP handle of Esa, who is one of the only people in the world working with dynamics of this sort. I'm getting ready to send mine out to him overseas.
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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2010, 10:21:36 pm »
Fibes wrote on Sat, 02 January 2010 15:00

Panman is the REP handle of Esa, who is one of the only people in the world working with dynamics of this sort. I'm getting ready to send mine out to him overseas.

Panman did a nice job of repairing my vintage AKG D19.  Very reasonable price and quite a knowledgeable man.  I definitely recommend him.

tom hambleton C.A.S.
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Re: Kick drum mic shootout - 11 mics head to head!
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2010, 06:53:39 pm »
Amazing thread! I'm really in the market for a new kick drum mic, been putting it off for too long using a budget mic and tweaking the EQ to make up for it...