Kick Drum Mic Shootout

Every month or so a bunch of local Baltimore producers and engineers get together at Mobtown to talk shop (and drink beer) in what we call the Baltimore Recording Club. We talk about projects we’re working on, critique mixes and chat about records we all love. We all decided it was time to do our first mic shootout. This time around we did a kick drum mic shootout with all the typical (and then some others) mics we had at our disposal. Sadly we didn’t have an AKG112. Next time!

The details: DW Olive Ash 20″x18″ kick drum -> Mic (mic placed a little off center near the resonant side) -> Tascam DM4800 preamp -> Logic 9. We used no compression and leveled out the mics so there was relative consistency. We aren’t scientists, so this shoot out wasn’t and exact science. But you get the idea. We wear jeans. Not lab coats.

Kick Drum Mic Shootout

Thanks to Frank Corl (for being one of the best drummers in Baltimore, as well as playing killer quarter notes for the shootout), Dawn Dineen, Aaron Wold, Evan Kornblum & Hannah Winograd.

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