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Old 02-24-2008, 11:07 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by Ouroboros View Post
Try mic'ing the soundhole on the side of the snare with a pencil condenser or a 57. If it's a decent enough condenser, you might even use that more in your mix than the top. I really like this method. Just be mindful of it's position regarding the hi-hat and other cymbals, it will pick up bleed, but it's easy enough to gate that shit out. It's also much easier to keep in phase than having a mic underneath the snare, IMO. But, with DAW's, it's easy to sample nudge waveforms to fix any phase issues.
I've heard of people damaging the diaphragms in their mics trying to do this... how far away do you position the mic?
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