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How do I reduce drum pickup with the CM-311A?

I use my CM-311A mainly for singing backup vocals while playing drums. My problem is that the mic is picking up everything: my vocals plus the entire kit. Is there a special mic setting that I need to do on the mixer, or is this normal?
Francis Amanse

Reply: The foam windscreen on the CM-311A should press lightly against your lips. That will make the microphone pick up mostly your voice and not so much of the drum kit. The mic will still pick up some of the drum kit, but less so than other microphones. Also, sing a little louder, and turn down the high-frequency EQ on your mixer's vocal-mic channel as much as you can without making your voice sound muffled. That will reduce the amount of cymbals heard in your vocal-mic signal.
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