i have something perfect -- acoustic guitars, an upright piano, vocals and harmonies -- each recorded with two microphones at the same time, in a large living room with wood floors. it'll be in your inbox.
|They have fairly similar frequency response, however the e835 doesn't roll off lower frequencies as sharply as the 57. The result is a little more access to the low-end of a signal.|
that makes sense, and listening to my demos i know what you mean. but the bass melodies are often a very important part of my electric music -- in my opinion, most albums don't have basslines that are discernible enough. this means, throughout the recording process, I am doing my best to make room for the bass, so i don't mind if the lower frequencies are lost on my electric guitar recordings -- i'm looking for those to come through more in the upper midrange/low treble, and im sure the guy who's mixing the album would just apply a high-pass filter and eliminate most of those lower ranges anyway.
|It's not really an upgrade as they are right around the same price point. But from the sounds of it, you could use a few of them to add to your arsenal in the event you do want to begin recording your own drums, or even just want a different flavor when layering.|
i'll have to do some comparisons to decide which mics to get when i'm at that point. i really like AKG D-550s on toms, and they're not that expensive either. i'm interested to know more about your drum microphone preferences though.
|Ok that makes sense, I didn't read the specs and thought it was 8 ins. There are options to do that but that would involve upgrading your digital workstation.|
im planning to get the 24-track version of the same Tascam model soon, which has 8 inputs.
|You can make effective drum recordings with one mic if the room is right...but that's the key. Where I will disagree with you is 'any room with wood floors' being good for vox/acoustics - perhaps in your experience that is true but in mine, it's not the case.|
what's needed as far as room treatment, size, and shape for clean, concise drum recordings? i don't know jack diddly squat about recording drums other than what i could easily read from the internet.