Recording Timbales

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Recording Timbales

Postby Simon B » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:23 pm

Just wondering peoples approach to recording Timbales.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Recording Timbales

Postby Drumstruck » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:22 am

Live or studio?

Live I'd be tempted to just mic from underneath with a couple of dynamics in the shells.

They'll be loud and bright with (probably) lots of rimshots - quick transients and not much dynamic range.... so mics for high SPL.... to me they sound good in a bright, open space.....
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Re: Recording Timbales

Postby gigpiglet » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:10 pm

ive only ever done them live, never in the studio
have always used an SM57 (or similar) underneath - at least a foot away (they are loud!)
they seem to cut through pretty much no matter what.

let us know how you go and if you discover anything interesting
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Re: Recording Timbales

Postby Kurt » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:59 pm

I've only done them live, either a tom mic underneath (whatever you like for such things) or a condensor (or two?) overhead. Maybe both if you're excited!
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Re: Recording Timbales

Postby Djembe » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:08 pm

If you are overdubbing, over the top with a bit of distance.
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