Fab explores the best positions used to record a bass drum and compares the different sounds of the most popular microphones for that purpose.
-Overview of all positions with an AKG D112
-Best positions for Shure B52
-Best positions for Audix D6
-Best positions for Electrovoice RE20
-Best positions for Senheiser MD421
-Best positions for Beyer M88
-Best positions for Neumann 47FET
-Guided comparisons between the different sounds, mics and positions
The attached zip file contains the audio examples of every single microphone in every single position, in solo and in context with the snare and the overheads. Please download the files and use it to form your taste, experiment and help you choose which microphone you will be using next time.