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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2010, 10:58:18 am »

Hmm, perhaps you can be bribed with 2 bags of Irie Nuts?
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2010, 12:23:17 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Thu, 04 March 2010 21:38

Wow, I just used what was my favourite microphone ever on snare today/tonight.

Unfortunately, I can't say at this time what it is, for a couple of reasons.

But I am really excited, and will divulge the "secret" sometime pretty soon.



As long as its something that fits the budget....It would be unpleasant to be teased...Smile LOL

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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2010, 04:51:35 pm »

Terry is such a tease.
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2010, 03:10:52 pm »

With that said, I haven't found a budget condenser to outperform a similar priced dynamic on snare.

There's nothing wrong with adding 5k and rolling out some 1k.


Sometimes it's what the mic doesn't hear that makes it work out best.


The E22s is something I'm enjoying putting through the paces.
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2010, 03:08:00 pm »

I did notice that the first budget suggestions were mostly dynamics.  The OP really seemed to want a condenser on the snare, so I played my best budget condenser.  Still, in agreement with Fibes and several others, I would not have a problem putting a good dynamic on the snare like the previously mentioned Beyer, Shure SM-53, or an EV RE-15.  

Sometimes the peaky frequency response from the null side of the cardoid pattern is such that one could be better off with an omni, a budget example being an EV 635a (dynamic) or a more expensive example being a B & K (condenser).

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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2010, 01:55:53 pm »

I have really fallen for the KSM32 as a snare mic.  Very rarely a Sennheiser 431 instead, but that KSM32 is pretty much what I think it should sound like 90% of the time. 1% of the time the ATM23 is cool.  I've never liked my Beyer 201 on snare, strangely enough.  

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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2010, 02:28:30 am »

Fibes wrote on Mon, 08 March 2010 15:10



Sometimes it's what the mic doesn't hear that makes it work out best.





FWIW I never think that
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2010, 12:48:56 pm »

ATM450. Not a replacement for a KM84, but a great alternative for $220. I bought one and immediately bought three more. index.php/fa/14531/0/
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2010, 07:54:59 pm »

Hey Benjy-

I bought a pair of those right when they came out and ended up selling them... was using them in normal SDC places: ac gtrs, overheads, etc. and never really found them better than other choices I had.  I never thought of them for drums (ala Josephson E22)... what do you particularly like about them?

Thanks!

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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2010, 09:17:27 pm »

Hi Tom,

I like them on snare drum. I got a very 'woody', which I like, sound on acoustic guitar. I love the side-address. They look good!! Ha! Nice mic for $220. E22 is $1350. Different league to be sure.

What didn't you like about them?
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2010, 01:08:41 am »

Fibes wrote on Mon, 08 March 2010 15:10



The E22s is something I'm enjoying putting through the paces.

Don't know what you think about it... I thought it sounded fine but you're paying for the rejection it offers which is GREAT! Try it on toms?
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2010, 09:10:56 pm »

wwittman wrote on Sun, 28 March 2010 02:28

Fibes wrote on Mon, 08 March 2010 15:10



Sometimes it's what the mic doesn't hear that makes it work out best.





FWIW I never think that


That was poorly worded, what I intended to say is off axis bleed and it's pleasantness or not so pleasantness. Having spent the last 2.5 weeks recording over 40 live shows I've found the E22 to be a great upright bass mic when coupled with an iFet7 or D12/25. It really was all about having a jazz band on a small stage and not having the bass mic be the additional overhead.
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2010, 04:13:43 pm »

fair enough, put it THAT way and I'm with you

I guess I was heading off the internets idea that sometimes an actually 'bad sounding' mic is a good thing


has anyone tried the Joe Meek jm27 on snare?
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2010, 08:11:13 pm »

wwittman wrote on Tue, 06 April 2010 16:13

fair enough, put it THAT way and I'm with you

I guess I was heading off the internets idea that sometimes an actually 'bad sounding' mic is a good thing


has anyone tried the Joe Meek jm27 on snare?


Not on the Snare, but i try it on hi-hat, and hate it, it was so harsh.......
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Re: Condenser for snare drum
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2010, 06:39:19 pm »

Has anyone tried a KM64 on snare?  It is a tube version of the KM84.

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