About to upgrade kick drum mics. Playing a lot of country and rock. Considering the Sure Beta52A, Audix D6, and Sennheiser e902. I’m going to mount internally to a Kelly Shu. Convince me on which one to purchase!
I have an e901 I use by itself to oomph the kick or with a dynamic mic to fill it out. I love me some boundary mics. I also have a Shure 809 (it's very similar to the Beta 91A) and that sounds great in the bass drum too. It also makes for a great full kit mike laid just in front of the bass drum front hoop.Another option is going with the Sennheiser e 901 boundary mic on the Kelly Shu FLATZ mount installed dead center in your bass drum. I use it on all my bass drums but I still have either an Audio-Technica ATM25 or Telefunken M82 dynamic mic mounted internally. I only mix in some of the e 901 with the dynamic mic being predominant in the mix. The boundary mic is nice to have to round out the overall sound a bit.
The D6 works well for me, and is easy to position with the Kelly SHU. I think you'll be happy with your choice, if you like the D6 scooped sound.After reading several reviews, and listening to several comparison videos on YouTube I decided to go with the D6. Thanks to all for taking the time to chime in.
Or their N/D868?You’re not going to consider the Electro-Voice RE20?
I've been looking at that one for the inside and a Shure KSM32 on the reso. Currently running two Earthworks SR20LSs, one in and one out. I'm happy with those but always willing to change it up. I've used 52s, D112, Senn 901/902 combo. Yamaha sub kick, and DW moon mic. What's a couple more. LOL.I internally mounted an AKG D12VR, and the most bored, jaded, unresponsive sound guy told me it was the best bass drum sound he had ever heard in that club.
The inability to really move the positioning.What don't you like about it?