I have 2 mics and usually what I do is use the dynamic for kick drum and the other mic as an area mic. Is there a better way to place my mics and where exactly should I place them? Thanks.
There is no right way to do this. You need to experiment and find the sound you like. At the venue i used to intern at we would put the kickdrum mic in the hole of the front head (some bass drums don't have those and are considerably harder to get a good live sound out of but it is possible). mess with eqing too.
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I've seen people get a great sound by placing a dynamic (eg SM57/8) facing towards the player's shins, above the hole coming out the top of the kick between where the rack toms fit. Then the other as a mono overhead.
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