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David Mitchell

Texas, USA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2016 4:24 pm     Reply with quote

I bought a pair of 603's too and recorded one of the best sounds ever on acoustic guitar. Why does everything have to sound like a Neumann? Up until about 1995 I would say high dollar mics were much better but today that gap has closed considerably and in many cases not worth the extra money unless you are there to satisfy the biggest artist.
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Bob Hoffnar

Austin, Tx
Post Posted 1 Nov 2016 7:27 pm     Reply with quote

Back to drum sounds:
I am a big fan of using a mid side recording set up to get the basic sound of the kit in a big enough room. I put it at about 5 feet high and about 8 feet from the kit(in front of it). The mics were an AKG 414 and Royer 121. I have my mixing guy start with that sound and enhance it a little with the other mics in there more standard positions. We could have gotten away with just the 2 mics doing mid side though.

On the last recording I did like that the drummer said it was the best he ever sounded.

BTW: Those Neumann K184's are amazing mics.
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