Author Topic: Which microphone should i use for playing the doumbek as a part of a band?  (Read 1057 times)

barnik

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I am looking for a mic to my doumbek.
Which mic will suite the best to work with doumbek when there are at least other 4 members in the band.

Thanks



dsmith

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Re: Which microphone should i use for playing the doumbek as a part of a band?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 08:13:50 PM »
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Hi Barnik,

I'm just getting started myself with playing different kinds of hand drums. I did have a djembe at one point, until a friend sat on it while playing. I have recorded some people, however, and typically you want to use the same kinds of dynamic mics that work well with other kinds of drums. The Sennheiser MD-421 is a good choice, but, if you're on a budget you can't go wrong with an SM-57. Condenser mics may have their own resonances which can interact poorly with drums when close miced.  The do work well as overheads for a drum group ensemble, however. I have an inexpensive MXR ribbon mic that I find also works well when I want a slightly darker sound.
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