Stephans Front Kick Drum Mic/Pre Comparison

| Oct 6, 2007 | 2,726 Views | Share


Mic placed 2 feet in front of kick, 1.5 feet off the ground pointed at the Kick Drum. Mic is angled downward about 15 degrees. Both Mics at -18db pad. 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".


Audio Clips

  • ADK S7 - SourSound Tube Pre

  • ADK Hamburg - SourSound Tube Pre

  • ADK S7 - Chandler TG-2 Pre

  • ADK Hamburg - Chandler TG-2 Pre


  • The Hamburg definitely seems to focus more on the kick drum, but the S7 has a nice natural sound to it. That SoursSound Tube Pre seems to beat the pants off the Chandler, but maybe that's just because the Tube Pre recordings are louder here. Louder almost always sounds better.
    By rackrecording on Oct 6, 2007 at 6:53 am
  • Pretty good for the second one I ever built...
    By Soursound on Oct 29, 2007 at 12:27 am

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