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||Posted - 09/05/2012 : 23:35:48
Love the sound of this kit, and it's not mic'd up, i asked them how they captured the sound and they wouldn't say, oh, just some simple room mic, yeah? so tell me then, if it's really that simple i'd like to know because i wouldn't have to cart a box of mic's, stands and cables around,,
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||Posted - 10/05/2012 : 17:48:49
If it was the camera Mic there would be variance in the sound levels as the camera moved closer to the kit. It's not a zoom-in as there was too much wobble. That is, the camera operator moved around the kit.
In some of the shots when the camera was so close to the Bass drum it would be far louder than the rest of the kit and the rest of the video.
||Posted - 10/05/2012 : 17:20:38
If it was filmed in a drum shop there would be lots of other drums ringing along with the sound of that kit to add to its sound.
||Posted - 10/05/2012 : 16:42:12
room sound... reasonably dry sounding room I would guess, but not overly. At a guess one or 2 large diaphragm condensers about 10 foot or so away.
||Posted - 10/05/2012 : 10:08:50
Simple micing using as little as just one mic can sound fantastic, but it all depends on the room (as Bewdy says). I suppose that explains why a certain Mr. TrevCircleStudios is currently spending a huge amount of time and money on creating "the best drum room in the UK".
Wouldn't be suitable for gigs due to spill and feedback.
||Posted - 10/05/2012 : 10:05:19
Bass drum is mic'd without a doubt. (It's too defined and up front in the mix to be the product of a room mic). Probably that and two top-end overheads. Recently, I have been recording with exactly this set up (Earthworks as overheads) and with a good room that's pretty much the sound you get. There may even be a smattering of a roomy convolution reverb and some very flattering compression. I'd be very surprised if that sound was from a single room mic.
||Posted - 10/05/2012 : 09:18:58
I think perhaps the key to that kit sounding good is probably the room acoustics lending itself to that type of kit and that open jazzy sound. Which is why a single mic is probably all that was needed, I wouldn't put too much stock in the mic itself sounding good, more likely to be a good sound source than a mic adding all the character. Unless you have the same kit/room type I don't think finding the same mic is your solution.
||Posted - 10/05/2012 : 09:16:44
If they are just using a "simple room mic" it could very well be a PZM or Boundary mic. Very useful devices. I often use one to get a "general" sound, then add others to highlight specific parts of the kit. Mine are Tandy/Realistic ones but other companies make them, and Thomann have some available.
It could just be that their camera has reasonable sound and they just used its mic.
||Posted - 10/05/2012 : 07:08:01
They wouldn't say ?
Bunch of to**ers then.