Live uses for omni mics?

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


  1. 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. Overhead drums ..... Bluegrass/folk


    How good are they?
     
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  4. 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.
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    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.
     
  6. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member

    Ambience mike for in-ears. Recording live shows. Overheads on trap kits, vibes, marimba, grand piano, choirs, etc.
     
  7. Thanks folks. Might be worthwhile hanging on to a couple of the nicer ones for recording & for drum o/h.
     
  8. If they don't use phantom - iem USA great use

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

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    the two things that sprang to my mind, anyway.
     
  10. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
    Here
    +1

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