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I have recently moved on to a new kit which usually ends up resulting in a bunch of other changes once the status quo is shattered and now I am interested in micing the toms.
Q1) From the years of not micing toms the cymbals are very low and just above the toms. Works great for balancing the sounds in a 4 mic setup but leaves little to no room to sneak tom mics in. I want to keep my 4mic setup intact. Any advice on fitting the mics in? I can raise the cymbals a little to get mics in but raising them enough to eliminate really bad bleed would like impact the basic 4 mic setup.
Q2) I am short a few mics for doing every tom (5) and I don't want to invest a lot of money into this experiment. I have 3 57's available if I use the 609 or i5 on the snare. I could add 2 57s or look at something like a CAD TSM411 which is currently $40 on MF. The 57's are just long with cables attached and properly placed on a tom
Q3) Alternatively I could just use a stereo pair over the 3 racks and one mic over the 2 floor toms I have 2 CAD M177's. I could add a M179 and be in business. I am leaning in this direction. Would probably have to remove the shock mount and go with a standard mount for space reasons though and bleed is a concern. No matter how many mics get used they will go to a stereo pair of track in the DAW. I could edit the tom tracks hard. Should not be too big of a problem if the OH's are still used for the bulk of the drum sound
Interested in any ideas or suggestions.
Kick mic is a Beta52 and OH's are Kel HM-1s if it matters