Mic Suggestions: Ambient/Room for demos

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  1. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Supporting Member

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    Going to be using a ZOOM R16 for better demo recordings, and I want to mic up the guitars and bass, come up with a through the mixer into the R16 solution for vocals and...

    use some mics to capture drums and the room sound-

    something like a poor mans Coles 4038?
    Little Blondie? http://littleblondie.com/
    perhaps a pair, one closer to the drums as an over head, one a good deal back in the room to flesh out the bass/boom of the drums and overall sound?

    it's at times noisy indie rock, but I really dig Daniel Lanois and his style of capturing sound, if that helps

    any help is much appreciated!
     
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    I have a Cascade Fathead that I've used with good results. Typically I'll set up a mic in my hallway outside my recording space (basement) for the tallest ceiling in the house. Good results. I'm not a big ribbon mic fan, but I like it for this application.

    Patrick
     
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    cool-
    that was one I've heard good things about-

    just the standard Fat Head?
     
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    Yes, I have just the standard. Never heard the upgraded versions.

    Patrick
     
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    I use a couple of the old Radio Shack PZM microphones. They're long out of production but fairly easy to find. I got one at a guitar show for $20 and another on ebay for $40. Great room mikes. Have made and heard many good demos with these over the years.
     
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    I've used the Radio Shack PZM and can vouch that they sound good. We taped them to a wall.
     
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    thanks.
    Anyone have any time with the SE X1R?
     

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