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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.

  2. Overhead drums ..... Bluegrass/folk

    How good are they?
  3. 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


    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.
  5. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Ambience mike for in-ears. Recording live shows. Overheads on trap kits, vibes, marimba, grand piano, choirs, etc.
  6. Thanks folks. Might be worthwhile hanging on to a couple of the nicer ones for recording & for drum o/h.
  7. 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 Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    the two things that sprang to my mind, anyway.
  9. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007

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