6 The Chosen Ones

As discussed previously, there is not one singular microphone that is the best for any of these slots. Having said that, perfection is the enemy of good and I don’t have all the time in the world, so I made choices that we will live with through this process. These are all good choices, the reasoning will be discussed in depth at a later time, but here are the choices I made:

For the “observer” microphone: DBX RTA-M

For the Overhead microphones: SM81s

For Kick In: EV ND64

For Kick Out: Shure Beta52

Snare Top: Telefunken M81-SH

Snare Bottom: Shure SM57

Tom 1: Audix D2

Tom 2: Audix D2

Floor Tom: Shure SM57

Hi-Hat: Shure SM57

Ride: Shure SM57

For One Microphone: Audio-Technica AT-4040



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