thank you I actually did use the search function but there were no suggestions meeting my criteria.DougR said:
Please don't take this personally - its written as a conversation which might help other people if they find it...baslisks said:thank you I actually did use the search function but there were no suggestions meeting my criteria.
so grab a box of drum mics and play around? Cool some experimenting time.DougR said:Please don't take this personally - its written as a conversation which might help other people if they find it...
There are very very few new problems for mics - hakukani suggests that you "Check out audio technica clip on mics like the AT 35." which has been a sensible suggestion for ages (the AT35 is discontinued here - its replacement is called the PRO35) there are similar pieces of kit in all the major manufacturer's ranges. If you read the blurb it says
" Designed for sax, toms, brass and percussion, the PRO 35 excels in high-SPL applications"
And that is the clue - if you can't run to big-ticket-brand-new, then seek out any clip-on tom-tom mike - you often find four in a box + a hammerhead sold as a "Drum Set" and even the cheaper chinese ones will get the job done (oh, and sometimes the hammerhead sounds great).
The AT blurb goes on to say "...captures subtle nuances of the performance" - and you need to ask a question - "just how important is 'Subtle Nuance' to my music this time?"
Since some time in the late 1990s this board and its precursors have had people asking "What is the best mic to use for a xxxx saxo(a)phone in a YYYY type band?".Bill Mecca said:or take a 57 find an old shure keen clamp and hook it to the bell....
It was the right answer forty years back (though the names were different) - and it still is.Try a Sure 57 - or a 58 and if that does the job - you're done