Well most pros with that size port their’s but they are miked and playing live. If you’re not doing that then why port it? But it is easier to adjust muffling inside the drum when there is a port or if you’re using some kind of heads where you know you won’t need to adjust muffling inside then you won’t need a hole18x22 Classic Maple
Nice setup. I have a May internal mount with an Audix D6 and a Rode Lavalier inside. I like non-ported. My YMCA bass has three vent holes. The bottom-most vent gets the female Mini XLR. The Rode is wireless as I just insert the mic end through another vent hole if wanted.I prefer non-ported for the tone of shell. To be totally up front I have a 2" port in the bottom center of my reso heads, but its sole function is to feed a jumper cable to two internal microphones.
Aquarian Force I Clear on batter and Aquarian Modern Vintage with a single felt strip for reso and an Evans EQ pad give me all the muffling I need.
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With a PS3 there is still a big difference between hole or no hole. Without a port , there is a real tone to the sound. I used two PS3 without port on a 16x22 for acoustic gigs for a long time. With a port there would have been a lot less low end. Even with a pillow in there, which does take a way low end, a complete head still adds that tonal element. With a mic mounted internally you get attack as well, but normally you can't adjust the mic or the muffling.by the time someone adds an emad, a PS3 or superkick, felts, pillow, etc. the resonance argument is moot for the most part (same for virgin bass love).