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Paul Motion

    Hey Nathan, completely agree with the disclaimer from Guido...
    I tended to use a D112 up close to the beater inside the drum and then an RE20 at the opening or just inside the shell. I'd occasionally make a tunnel with old carpet or whatever and get something tasty like a 67 or a 47, if there was one around, for some real boom... being mindful of phase alignment of course.

    Also agree with Guido on trying a bunch of different things, even weird ones... as an assistant I'd have to spend a fair bit of time with my head next to the drums moving mics around for the engineer.. it's a wonder I can still hear!! 😀

    best of luck