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Old 2007-01-21, 19:48
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The best way I've ever found to get a nice click for the bass drum is to take a bass drum mic and put it inside the drum itself with the capsule pointing up at the beaters from below. If you have a mixer where you can select the mid frequency in the EQ, then sweep it at about 3.5khz and crank it. Don't crank the highs too much, as that will make it too clicky. You should also try cutting some lows to make sure that it isn't too boomy. If your mics and pres are good enough, you can get a pretty damn good kick sound with not too much damping. Also, a little compression never hurts, but don't over compress. When I tried this and it worked, the mic was an AKG D112 through a Soundcraft SX12 mixer with no other effects.
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