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    Default Rack mounted overheads

    I have two AT2035's with shock mounts as overheads. To save floor space, would it be advisable to mount the mic stands on my drum rack?

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    Why wouldn't you? Everything else is mounted on the rack, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummah Boy View Post
    I have two AT2035's with shock mounts as overheads. To save floor space, would it be advisable to mount the mic stands on my drum rack?
    You will likely pick up noise even if shock mounting them. Vibration is still going to shoot right through those stands.

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    Doesn't D4L mount his overheads on his rack? Works fine for him.

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    Do it. Vibration isn't actually that bad. I've tried. Depends on which stand, but yeah, try it and listen.

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    We use short mic mount tubes for the "underheads"



    and to reach in to the snare & hat, we attach a short boom.

    There's undoubtedly some vibration picked up by the mic, but in a live situation it's not audible. The advantages of a rack - clean look, consistent positioning, reduced hardware, and ease & speed of set-up & teardown - outweigh our typical desire for sonic purity. And if the vibrations were audible, we'd use shock mounts.

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    I found that little bit of info. If it helps.
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    I mount my hi hat and ride mics to cymbal boom arms using clamps with shock mounts with no ill effect. go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nik12 View Post
    Doesn't D4L mount his overheads on his rack? Works fine for him.
    I do... and I don't notice any ill effects. However, professional recording engineers may totally disagree with rack-mounted microphones. Some of this is from opinion and experience too. Over the years, I've had several engineers over to my house. They've made suggestions that have really helped me, but they've also learned some tips and tricks. I think the set-up "science" is much more cut and dry when you're dealing with a 3-5 piece kit. When you're setting up over 20 microphones, I think the protocol is basically, "set it all up, see how it sounds, and fix problems as they arise"
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    Gavin Harrison mounts his mics to his rack, cant find the photos i had unfortunately.

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    Pearl used to sell hardware specifically for this purpose. MH-8 and MH-8L, if I recall correctly.
    1982 Maxwin DLX705 in #55 Silver Flash
    1994 SX "Session Series" in #38 Stainless Steel
    1990 CZX "Custom Z" in #130 Champagne
    1991 SZX "CZX Studio" in #133 Crimson Quartz
    1986 SC "Syncussion X" in black

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    If the FOH guy doesn't heavily HPF filter those mics that could be pretty disastrous....

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