Guitar And Drum Micing For A Live Gigg.
Gilmore
Feb 15 2010, 03:57 PM
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Hi there.

My band is about to play their first gigg next weekend. It´s friday and saturday nights 3 - 4 hours each night in a fairly large pub/club.

I have Marshall DSL50 and I was wondering if I should use my SM 57 to mic the amp to the PA or not?

Also I had an argument with the drummer, because he thinks 3 dynamic mics are enough to mic the whole drumkit and it´s fairly large kit. He only owns 3 mics for this, and I told him to go out and buy at least 2 more. He is just going to put a mic in the bass drum and then 2 mics to the left and right of the set, and NO mic on the snare drum. I´m afraid that´s not going to cover it. I´ve read many articles about this and most drumers use at least 3 - 4 dynamics and 2 condenser for overhead. mad.gif

Other gigging tips are preaciated right now if you have any. smile.gif

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Gabriel Leopardi
Feb 15 2010, 05:25 PM
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It depends on how big the place where you are going to play is. Sometimes when the local is small you don't need overheads mics because the cymbals use to sound very loud. If the locals are big the problem is that you should mic everything. I mean at least kick drum, snare, toms and two overheads.
Regarding the guitar amp you must use the SM 57 if you have it. It's one of the best mics for guitar amps and it's very used live.
I also think that you could send a bass line to the console if you have enough channels. This will allow the sound technichian to have a better control of the total mix.

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