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7 years ago
SM 57's are great for micing a guitar amp not good micing a drum kit.
6 years ago
ive worked some very large venues and im a pretty big fan of one maybe two earthworks cardioid overheads for a medium venues and then for huge venues still two overheads and then any good dynamic mic on the toms snare and kick with a good eq on the board. as per cymbals usually the overheads take care of that but for some songs especially ballads i will run some super cardioid condensers on them and add some effect razzle dazzle stuff to them just all depends on the size and acoustics of the venue and the player and the songs
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