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  • Help with miking a 16" kick.

    I've got a custom made 16x16" kick drum with Remo
    Fiberskyns on both sides. I don't have a port on this drum and because of the size I'd rather not put one on.

    My mic is a cad 412 and I've been using it outside the resonance head in various positions. I've been getting quite a bit of ring and overtones like this through the pa speakers. My tuning is generally loose on the batter, and tight on the reso. Muffled with very light blanket touching both heads and small light ring muffle around the batter head.

    So I've been thinking of mounting this mic inside the drum. If anyone has done this, how were the results? I think this would be a lot easier when playing out as far as set up. But im wondering if this might help with getting a better "thump" without ring with this size drum. Any input appreciated!

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    Here is the thread on my recent install.  This is on a 22, but the theory is the same.  Kelly Shu...and May Mic'ing systems make good mounts to look at.  The better kick mic you have...the better it will sound also.

     

    http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Drum-Forum/Kick-drum-mic-install/m-p/34820180#U34820180

    Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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    • #3

      Sick boy78 wrote:

      My tuning is generally loose on the batter, and tight on the reso. 

       

      Usually it is the other way around.

      Turn the your kick floor tom by 180

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      • #4
        It is. It's a small bass drum with wood hoops, spurs and all. Can't use it vertically.

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        • Rudolf von Hagenwil
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          Sick boy78 wrote:
          It is. It's a small bass drum with wood hoops, spurs and all. Can't use it vertically.

           

          oh, but vertically sounds excellent, but only when the microphone is mounted direction ceiling


      • #5
        Thanks for the info race!

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        • #6
          How about if I fill the shell will cement? Will that sound good?

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          • Rudolf von Hagenwil
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            Sick boy78 wrote:
            How about if I fill the shell will cement? Will that sound good?

             

            Whisky is better, but you need a hydrophone to capture the low end













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