Re: Snare head comparison on Pearl Reference and brass
I've tested heads and tuning based on close miking before, as well. However, if it is a small venue and we are using a 1-3 mike situation just to balance drums in mix, less of an issue and I tune to ear without mics. The mics do bring out ever nuance, rattle, etc., so a good way to try if you have the equipment handy or can borrow.
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