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Any live experience with large membrane mics ?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by wphantom, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Hi DBers !
    I've recorded some bass lines for a guy in my town.
    We tried to use my bassmax pickup but I was not really statisfied with the sound.
    Thus, the guy took a shure KSM 27 (http://www.shure.com/microphones/models/ksm27.asp), a large membrane mic.

    There where no other instrument playing when recording the DB and I had headphone monitoring (a mix between the music & the bass placed right in fromnt).

    The sound of my cheap massive DB was really wonderfull on the recordings. At the begining I was wondering (for a second) if the bass was really present in the monitor mix.

    The shure web site claims that it can be used for live performance.

    Does some of you have any experience (good or bad) with some large membrane mics (shure or otherss) ?

    I've seen Larry Grenadier performing with this kind of mics (but what brand?).

    Is isolation from other musiciens a hard to solve issue with these mics ?

    Any suggestions are welcome...

    Thanks in advance

    Sylvain Clément
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Tons of bassists use large diaphragm mics live. Isolation is always a problem with any kind of mic (I've had Shure SM-58's picking up amps and drums 20 feet away). But if that's the sound you like, then you have to deal with it.

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