Tom mics?

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Tom mics?

Postby Simon B » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:50 pm

Just wondering what people are using on Tom mics in the studio. To be honest I just use whats available, nothing has blown me away to date

I like 421's bet they take up too much real estate.

So at the moment I am using Sennheiser 604/904.

I read the other tom thread and there was mention of RE20, which would be cool to try if it wasnt for the real estate factor again.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Tom mics?

Postby ChrisW » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:36 am

Always come back to 421's.
The only alternatives I like are either big or expensive (U87, RE20).
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Re: Tom mics?

Postby Kurt » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:59 am

I've always been happy with my Audiotechnica Pro25s.
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Re: Tom mics?

Postby Ben M » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:12 am

Recently rediscovered the EV 468 on toms for real estate factor...
The sennheiser 904's are meant to be pretty good too.
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Re: Tom mics?

Postby Drumstruck » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:32 am

As usual I'm left of centre.... current favourite is a pair of big head style ribbons as underheads - with the polar patterns at 90degrees to the drum i.e. facing across the skin and about 6" below the bottom skin. One mic captures the hanging toms / another captures the floor toms.

Ribbon overheads give me enough top skin.
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Re: Tom mics?

Postby Paul Maybury » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:31 pm

Ev Re18's or Sony C38b's in my studio, 421's and 441's at work.
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Re: Tom mics?

Postby gigpiglet » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:24 pm

421
or 609 if i want it "rocker"
or (this is the live guy in me) B98. they really "snap" and sometimes can be just what you need
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