Hello All, my name is Daniel, I am the technical director intern at a church in Tulsa, OK. I have a few posts on the lighting forum, however this will be my first post on the sound side of the world. I mixed for our college service last night and we decided to add a djembe last minuite, now normally my first intuition would be to take a kick drum mic (I prefer the beta 58 or audix d6) and actually go in the hole of the bottom side of the drum and also go in on the top with a sm57. Last night however with my lack of notice, I only had time for the 57 from the top. For future refrence, are there any better miking techniques that I could use in that situation, or is there a mic made that is just a great sound for a djembe or hand drums in general. We are starting in house recordings so it would be great to get some feedback on this. For a live situation where the floor is cement, the walls are drywall, and we have a low ceiling, i was wanting to know a good eq for that drum, it had a lot of resonance and i tried dialing out the low mids and that helped a little, but I know there has got to be a better way. It is a 16" drum so it has a very low bassy sound.
Thanks for the feedback,