Fab explores the best positions used to record a bass drum and compares the different sounds of the most popular microphones for that purpose.
Chapters: -Overview of all positions with an AKG D112 -Best positions for Shure B52 -Best positions for Audix D6 -Best positions for Electrovoice RE20 -Best positions for Senheiser MD421 -Best positions for Beyer M88 -Best positions for Neumann 47FET -Guided comparisons between the different sounds, mics and positions
The attached zip file contains the audio examples of every single microphone in every single position, in solo and in context with the snare and the overheads. Please download the files and use it to form your taste, experiment and help you choose which microphone you will be using next time.
blattspiel •Thursday, July 9, 2020
I got a D6 in my mic arsenal, but no I need a classic AKG 112 too. I loved the sound. The FET 47 outside blew me away. Just too expensive....
Ryan Lux •Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Great video. Just for a dissenting opinion, I love the D6! D6 combined with another mic is great.
johnfueston •Monday, August 25, 2014
Great Video- very helpful to start to develop a sense of difference in bass drum sounds.
AdRi__Forn •Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Thanks for this video!
Joseph Piccione •Sunday, April 28, 2013
"Fab"ulous to say the least. Thanks for the great video lesson.
senzasenzo •Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Is there some kind of solution to the kick drums that flam like the one in this video? Is maybe the beating head tuned too tight? I often have this kind of problem...
Thanks by the way!
angel72bg •Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Thank You Fab for that;
"viewing time limit for videos has been extended to 100 years".
Your tutorials are the best in the business.
And your sense of humour is great.
A love that.
Now I am a better engineer.
Is it possible to make a tutorial for mastering.(the black art)
I saw so many video,but they just touch the surface.
Thank You in advance.
PoPe •Friday, January 20, 2012
This the hell of a library! I ll be much more careful when choosing kick drum mics in the future. (certainly not the D6 lol!)
twalstrom •Thursday, April 14, 2011
Fantastic demonstration and very informative. This video gave me a whole new perspective on selecting the right mic for a kick drum. Downloading the sound files for reference will save you hours of guess work and help you acheive that sound you are looking for. Great Job !!! Priceless!
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