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Didgeridoo + Mic + Multi Effect Processor?

MX5J6

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I play the didgeridoo and have for about a year-year and a half now. i am looking to start an experimental metal band and would like to expand the range of my slide didge. I can play pretty much any key, however I would like to add some distortion and give it a little bit of a growl. I would also like to experiment with other effects, hence the Multi Effect Processor.

The gear I am looking to use is, of course my slide didge, Possibly either the Audio-Technica Pro 35 or the Shure Beta 98H/C as well as the Line 6 POD HD500 processor. I am no expert on gear so any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated if there is something better that won't break my bank. I was also looking at the Nady SMPS X1 Phantom Power Supply, not sure how reliable or good quality wise this is.

So how does the equipment setup look? Any suggestions? I will probably upgrade the gear later if need be when the band gets going and starts doing larger shows.
 

Elmer

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Your gear choices seem ok to me, those are pretty standard work horses in the microphone and guitar modeling realms. I don't have any other suggestions gear-wise, but I'd LOVE to hear a recording of a processed / effected didge. :)
 

MX5J6

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Thanks, so i shouldn't have any problems then? I am thinking of going with the Shure since from what I have read the sound quality really is worth the price over the AT. I will post something online as soon as I get everything setup. I should be getting the mic in the next month or so and the HD500 not too much later. So I will keep you updated.
 

rokpunk

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i like a 57, or a 52, on a didge, personally.
as for effects, let the FOH engineer run the effects. there is nothing worse than effects run from the stage. they almost always sound awful, and how can you, as a player, tell if the effects sound right in the room if you are on stage? let the FOH guy do it, please!
 

MX5J6

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I will need something to start out with and to practice with. I mean I am not doing gigs yet, i don't even have a band yet but i need the practice and the gear to get started somehow, however I will let the engineer work the effects once things actually get that far. So if I had to choose a processor for practice and starting out with the Line 6 POD HD500 work fine?

I will also look into those pics, would you highly recommend them over a clip on mic? The 57, if this is the right mic, comes with a Stand and everything i need really and it's cheaper than the 98H/C. I may have to get a stand for my didge though which will cost around $170, which will put me at about the $325ish range, vs about $270. So it is a bit more but if it is for better quality and I don't have to hold my didge it may be worth it.
 

Modulator

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A piezo mic/pickup attached to the end with a mic pre if neccesary might sound great.

Maybe look into how woodwind players usually mic solo instruments.
 

MX5J6

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Well I guess it depends on the instrument and the person. I see tons of clip-on mics for other woodwind and brass instruments but I also see some people using the standard boom mic.

My only concern with using a boom mic is my arms getting tired holding the didge up to the mic for a long time. Unless i get a hands free stand which seems can only be imported from Aus. right now. It's not too much more but it is something to consider.

Comfort vs convenience.
 






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