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breathe

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Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« on: January 21, 2011, 08:50:44 pm »

Finally found the application where this mic tops all others in my mic collection.  Truly phenomenal high hat mic.  Way to go Mercenary!

Nicholas



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ssltech

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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 10:21:33 pm »

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If you care that much about the hi-hat...

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There might be something wrong with the MUSIC.
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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

I have the feeling that I have more experience in my little finger than you do in your whole body about audio electronics..

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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 10:31:15 pm »

Like your coles 4040 would not do a stellar job also!?!!?

cheers
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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 10:41:39 pm »

I like to use this for hi-hat mics:

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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 12:14:12 am »

What is a hi hat mic?
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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 02:37:27 am »

compasspnt wrote on Fri, 21 January 2011 21:14

What is a hi hat mic?


One that gets hidden up hi, in a hat.

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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011, 03:14:16 am »

Microphones aside, I just hate most hi-hats.
Period.
I would still love to give the 69 a whirl, though.
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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011, 07:13:02 am »

compasspnt wrote on Sat, 22 January 2011 05:14

What is a hi hat mic?


It's the one you turn up very loud in the drummer's headphone mix to make him play it more quietly.
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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 01:16:03 pm »

Once you give the drummer 17 inch hats you’ll never go back. I”m serious here. Actually got me to love recording hi hats occasionally. REALLY occasionally.
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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2011, 05:03:25 pm »

i'ts always refreshing to listen to some 60/70s recordings like CSNY and realize that one of the reasons i enjoy the sound so much is that there's often no hi hat being played.  Leaves so much space in the arrangement.  I was leaning Deja Vu a while ago (playing in a band doing the whole record on it's 40th anniversary)  Having that space makes room for the strumming guitars and really makes the jabbing rhythm of the electrics hit you.  
Still if I'm using a pair of coles for OH i will put a spot on the hat, just in case......
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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011, 07:51:20 pm »

OOF! wrote on Sat, 22 January 2011 22:03

it's always refreshing to listen to some 60/70s recordings like CSNY and realize that one of the reasons i enjoy the sound so much is that there's often no hi hat being played.  Leaves so much space in the arrangement.




Very +1. The trouble I've had when I've suggested this to bands - they freak out, most of 'em! No hi-hat??


And I don't (just) mean the drummers.


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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011, 10:47:17 pm »

you are upsetting jazz drummers world wide


when an old jazz cat comes in and asks if i'm gonna
mic his sock, i just smile and say  
"of course"


frickin' hated that trashy van halen open hat shit,
and then everyone started doin' it
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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2011, 01:31:46 am »

compasspnt wrote on Sat, 22 January 2011 00:14

What is a hi hat mic?



Due resect - but of all people who might have responded to this thread I would have expected you to understand just how important great capture of a great drummers playing of the H/H is to the groove of a song.

The H/H [at least to me] is as important as the kik and snare.  It is THE element of groove for a great drummer that separates the men from the boys.

The capture of that element of the kit is [to me]  of paramount importance... its why Charlie Watts is a genius - it is why Bernard Purdie is a king, why  Steve Gadd is to be revered.   It is the soul of the instrument we call drums - and why the KM-69 was commissioned to see the light of day.

Hearing - or more importantly "feeling" the hat in the groove is [to me] of such importance that if anyone has to ask the question of why it is important that they should seek a living in the provision of plumbing supplies.

The primary reason the KM-69 came to be was to capture H/H.... if you see no reason to this then I suggest you question the majority of your career which [at least from the highlights that have inspired me to aspire to excellence in my albeit minor career] brought you to the the status you have achieved.

High hat - albeit an unknown part of the kit to the great majority of listeners - is the key to the feel of the groove -- or at least it is in my world, and as always YMMV.

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CN Fletcher

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"Recording engineers are an arrogant bunch.  
If you've spent most of your life with a few thousand dollars worth of musicians in the studio, making a decision every second and a half... and you and  they are going to have to live with it for the rest of your lives, you'll get pretty arrogant too.  It takes a certain amount of balls to do that... something around three"
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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2011, 03:03:37 am »

Uh, that was called "being facetious."
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Fletcher

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Re: Mercenary KM-69: AMAZING high hat mic!
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2011, 09:06:56 am »

Fair enough... some times its difficult to tell...
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CN Fletcher

mwagener wrote on Sat, 11 September 2004 14:33
We are selling emotions, there are no emotions in a grid


"Recording engineers are an arrogant bunch.  
If you've spent most of your life with a few thousand dollars worth of musicians in the studio, making a decision every second and a half... and you and  they are going to have to live with it for the rest of your lives, you'll get pretty arrogant too.  It takes a certain amount of balls to do that... something around three"
Malcolm Chisholm

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