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I've been recording drum overheads with a pair of Samson condensers into a 2nd gen 18i20. With the input levels set pretty low, I've been getting a sound thats clear and seems to be optimal. There's no clipping, the pres don't seem to be overloading...

While looking into cymbal mic'ing, I found an article that recommended using the pad function on overhead/cymbal preamps to get the desirable tracks I already think I have. So it seems like a pretty pointless recommendation.

I'll admit I don't have the best monitoring setup, but I've never noticed a difference. Is there wisdom I'm overlooking?
#207265
When setting up the gain structure of an audio system, the rule is to have everything as loud as possible without clipping. That will give you the maximum signal to noise ratio. If your cymbals aren't clipping the input preamp, then putting a pad on them can only hurt your SNR.
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I've been recording drum overheads with a pair of Samson condensers into a 2nd gen 18i20. With the input levels set pretty low, I've been getting a sound thats clear and seems to be optimal. There's no clipping, the pres don't seem to be overloading...whatsapp web whatsapp plus routerlogin


While looking into cymbal mic'ing, I found an article that recommended using the pad function on overhead/cymbal preamps to get the desirable tracks I already think I have. So it seems like a pretty pointless recommendation.

I'll admit I don't have the best monitoring setup, but I've never noticed a difference. Is there wisdom I'm overlooking?

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