Live uses for omni mics?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by JustDavid, Dec 31, 2012.


  1. JustDavid

    JustDavid

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    Hey folks,

    I've collected a few omnidirectional mics over time & just curious what uses folk have found for these in Live Sound applications.

    Thanks,
    David
  2. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead

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    Overhead drums ..... Bluegrass/folk


    How good are they?
  3. JustDavid

    JustDavid

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    Thanks MN.

    I get the bluegrass/folk application. Figured 'normal' (to me; classic rock bar band) stage & FOH SPLs would steer one to a more directional source for even drum o/h use.

    Decent & half-decent Audio Technica mics. Unless a couple others have crept into the misc mic pile.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Symphony orchestras might have a use for them, too. Never once in the gigs I've done in 35 years has anyone ever used one, though I did some shows with Del McCoury and his band used one, but they're bluegrass.


  5. Passinwind

    Passinwind Charlie Escher Supporting Member

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    Ambience mike for in-ears. Recording live shows. Overheads on trap kits, vibes, marimba, grand piano, choirs, etc.
  6. JustDavid

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    Thanks folks. Might be worthwhile hanging on to a couple of the nicer ones for recording & for drum o/h.
  7. MNAirHead

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    If they don't use phantom - iem USA great use

    I've used them before with a Roland feedback autokiller
  8. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    the two things that sprang to my mind, anyway.
  9. fokof

    fokof Gold Supporting Member

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    +1

    I personaly prefer using shotguns for this application , you want to hear the crowd , not the band on an ambiant mike.

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