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How are folks micing a cajon?
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klarkkentster
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I have a cajon with a built in pick up... i have been using that for the front taps and clicks... and then use a ATM610 just off the port opening for the bass hits.... is there a better way.

I sometimes get a low frequency feedback from the instrument mic i have to use the high pass to get rid of.... any thoughts?
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Unfortunetly the hipass has only a slope of 6dB so I'd have to say that it won't be useful in this scenario.

Try using the shelving filters instead.

Also use the gate/expander with a key filter and you will have a so much better starting point for tweaking.
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klarkkentster wrote:I have a cajon with a built in pick up... i have been using that for the front taps and clicks... and then use a ATM610 just off the port opening for the bass hits.... is there a better way.

I sometimes get a low frequency feedback from the instrument mic i have to use the high pass to get rid of.... any thoughts?


Here's my two cents.

Record it in multi tracks using the pick up in the cajon along with a variety of mics all going to separate tracks and pick the best one or blend them.

While researching mics I read that Lenny Kravitz uses SM-58's for everything. Here are some folks discussing drum mics. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-303630.html In live situations we've stuck a SM-57 in a kick drum and cranked the bass on the channel pulled out the mids and added some highs to get the snap. A gate is a good thing to use use live and so is the right amount of compression/limiter. I have heard a few cajons and the bass coming out of them sounds somewhere between 40 and 50 hz. same a a kick

I've had good luck with a Crown PZM for both snare and kick. One set up I have heard discussed is to place a PZM on the floor infrond of the kick and another PZM high above the kit but for a cajon one mic may be all you need but if you have a lot of mics use them all and see what sounds best. This ain't rocket surgery.
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