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Old 10-31-2004, 07:03 PM
xeetstreet xeetstreet is offline
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Default General micing question (request for opinion)...

I am going to play an upright bass for a relatively large crowd next week (7-10k people). The engineers most likely won't be of any help in the micing department so here goes:

I have the choice of micing with an AKG 414 BULS, Neumann TLM-103, and an SM57. I was planning on shoving the 57 in the sound hole (it just barely fits), and micing the strings with the 414 or TLM-103. Which should I choose?

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Old 10-31-2004, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: General micing question (request for opinion)...

part of my choice would be: because of the crowd situation, i think the 414 on the hypercardioid pattern would be a better choice to help eliminate some of the background and get a tighter pickup on the instrument.i might also think about rolling off the lows on the 414 a bit if a 57 will be in its butt. hope that helps, good luck!


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Old 11-01-2004, 12:43 AM
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Default Re: General micing question (request for opinion)...

Also think about one of those general purpose pickups to get the lowend. Then mix it in with one of the other mic's. I personally wouldnt use an sm57 because i want a big diafragm mic in there/near there.
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