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Old 02-19-2003, 08:44 PM
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Default Widest Oh\'s

On some recordings I hear the cymbals are very wide in the overhead mics, on some recordings they sound closer together. How do you all get the widest overhead cymbal separation and what mics and techniques do you use to do so.

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Old 02-20-2003, 04:45 AM
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Default Re: Widest Oh\'s

A 'spaced pair' of omni mic's - like Earthworks QTC-1's can give you a wild 'super wide' immage..

I dont like it myself,

I usually use a Royer SF-12 stereo ribbon..

Or a stereo C24, SM2 o rU69

Look into small diaphram omni condencer mic's
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Old 02-20-2003, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Widest Oh\'s

What's the best way to place omnis on a kit. I have a hard time picking up too much snare, and still not getting a wide enough image.
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Old 02-20-2003, 08:47 PM
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Also If you get most of the kit sound from the overheads, they simply sound more stereo as opossed to close micking. Good converters and mics that dont distort help too.
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Old 02-21-2003, 03:40 AM
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You might try;

One behind the drummer pointing at the Floor tom & ride

The other - in front of the Rack tom pointing towards the tom & crash.

POINTING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS.

This is what a very talented engineer chum of mine does...it is TOO wide for me, but does sound impressive.

Give that a whirl!
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:04 AM
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Default Re: Widest Oh\'s

you can try a short delay on one of the channels
10-20 ms. old technique, works well.

Enjoy.

Be sure to check in mono.
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