During mixing I would pan between the mics to give different types of movement effects. All depends on what the kit is and what's going on in the mix, but with a balanced drummer on a well tuned kit, three U47s or 4038s positioned well will capture a beautiful tone.
"It was around this time that I really began to think of myself as a producer," he says.
"I started letting go of maintenance."Or at least he tried to.
There were no computers, but the Neve was fitted with one of the earliest versions of the NECAM automation, which was before Flying Faders.
That prepared me pretty well to work on the Neve 8078 in Studio A at Electric Lady." that Toby Wright's career behind the desk really got going, and he secured management with the Lippman agency.
Most of the time, but not all, I choose these for my own kits. If I'm working in a studio that has one and not many studios do, I'll choose a Neumann U47 fet for miking their resonant head.
Sometimes the size of the kits will also influence what mics I'll use here at my home studio or when tracking other drummers in commercial studios. Bass drum batter, when needed, Sennheiser 416 shotgun Snare batter, Audix I5, Shure SM57 or Beta 57 Snare bottom, when needed, Sennheiser MD441 Rack toms, usually SM57 or Neumann TLM 102 Floor toms, always Sennheiser MD421 Hi hats, Audio Technica ATM 33R or AKG 460 Overheads, (2) AKG 414 ULS Room microphone, Neumann U87 or Neumann TLM 170 I use these for recording in a controlled environment.So you need choices: Overheads-pairs: Coles 4038, KM54, 414(old copper caps), U87, U49, U67, RCA 44, Royer122, Sony C800G, schoeps.Kick: AEA-RU4, D12E, D25, B52, RE20, MD421, AT ATM25, SM7B, M88, PR40 Sub kick U47FET/U95S/C37A for outside Toms, lets say 4 each: SM57, MD409-U3, AA CM47, Sony CV-300 Snare: SM57 (Old Unidyne III), MD431, MD409-U3, AA CM28, KSM8, KSM9, KMS105.After the mod they'll easily compete with about any hi-end mic out there.I have 2 ML-319's with Michael Joly Premium Mod and have stopped thinking of Neumann & al. Once I visited a band rehearsal and they had a Shure or AKG drum mic set put up but were not satisfied with the sound."I remember saying to him 'This is retarded, we need jobs,'" Wright recalls.