Stephans ADK Room Mic AB Shootout

| Oct 5, 2007 | 4,961 Views | Share

Description

Mic placed 3 feet off the ground, 5 feet in front of the kick drum, pointed away from the kit at a wall 12 feet away. Custom Made Tube Pre is a SoursSound, input gain at 9 o'clock with input pad in, output pad out. Chandler TG-2 input +30, output Full. All Recordings done at 96k through Lavry Blue a/d Converters. Drumset-DW Collector's Series. Kick-24X20, Rack 13X19, Floor 16X16, Pearl Dennis Chambers Snare. Zildjian 14" New Beat HiHats, Zildjian 22" A Ride, Zildjian 19" A Custom Crash, Zildjian 20" A Custom Ride (crash). Played at 137 bpm to Nirvana's "Drain You".

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Audio Clips

  • ADK S7 - Room Mic - SourSound Tube Pre

  • ADK SL - Room Mic - SourSound Tube Pre

  • ADK Hamburg - Room Mic - SourSound Tube Pre

  • ADK S7 - Room Mic - Chandler TG-2 Pre

  • ADK SL - Room Mic - Chandler TG-2 Pre

  • ADK Hamburg - Room Mic - Chandler TG-2 Pre

Comments

  • If you're looking for a room mic that focuses on the drums as well as the cymbals, the Hamburg seems to be the best of the three. The S7 and SL are clean and sparkly, but the Hamburg sounds big and has more bass...at least after my first listen.
    By rackrecording on Oct 5, 2007 at 7:51 pm
  • Couldn't agree more...
    By shelterr on Oct 5, 2007 at 8:14 pm
  • I really appreciate the picture that you chose for this one. It's very good.
    By DanOMatic on Oct 6, 2007 at 10:17 am
  • rackrecording has great ears, I agree with his post 100%. Like the warmth that the Hamburg adds when combined with the tube pre. It tames the cymbals just right!
    By Audio Test on Nov 17, 2009 at 8:39 am

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