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So even if you can’t get inside the drum, there’s still a lot you can “I use a three- microphone technique on bass drum,”. Of all acoustic instruments, drums and percussion instruments seem the most elusive to capture with a compelling sound. Pop recordings are. First is the dynamic mic, which will often be used on the snare, bass drum and sometimes on the toms. A dynamic mic functions just like a.

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I was under the impression that the directions of the mic pickups should cross paths. We can check for phase cancellation by taking two channels and using the pan control to sum them to mono. Great post, gonna try it tomorrow! I just prefer the sound of large diaphragms. Think of the kit as one instrument. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.

Great post, Graham — drums sound great! Glad you found it helpful. For the widest possible stereo spread, use AB. This ‘phantom power’ is sometimes available on individual channels of a desk, though it can be sent globally to all mics without affecting other dynamic mics. I also try to get a quiet and distortion-free recording.

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Snares, toms, and cymbals tend to radiate upward, while the kick radiates outward. Condenser mics also tend techniqus be more sensitive than dynamic mics because of the low mass of their moving parts but usually have built-in pad switches 10 and 20 decibel increments to enable them to handle the levels us drummers are capable of delivering.


Mc on June 27, at 7: A pair of cardioid mics provides several distinct, viable OH sounds. Graham on September 2, at 1: The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. The downside is that a coincident pair has a limited stereo spread.

Using a tape measure, place this mic the same distance from the center of the snare as the overhead mic. Aaron Moore on March 31, at 3: Graham Cochrane has a great article about this technique over at his site therecordinrevolution.

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Grant Schinto on August 5, at 7: Thanks for bringing that to our attention. Of all acoustic instruments, drums and percussion instruments seem the most elusive to capture with a compelling sound.

Regards from Germany, Roland Reply. Experiment here, as varying this distance will raise or lower the ambience of the final drum sound. Some of the best drum recordings are made with simple techniques like mi,ing.

Graham Cochrane on February 26, at 2: This mic is good for picking up mid-range and is sturdy enough to take the occasional miss-hit. Great explanation, especially of the reasoning behind using the Glyn Johns method! Glyn Johns Mic setup David Beauchamp – miling When we think of professional drums being recorded in a studio our mind usually draws up images of complex mic techniques utilizing anywhere from 8 to 12 or more microphones. Firstly, miking the batter side of the hechniques will have more definition, while adding a second mic in front of the drum ‘out of phase’ more on this shortly will capture the ambient sound of the front head.

Now you have two overheads that are equidistant to both the snare and kick. Could it be only me or does it give the impression like some of the comments come across like left by brain dead visitors?

I also have that side of the miiking up against my wall…more because of space reasons, but do you find a benefit with this drum placement? Just get some booms and slide the arm until it stops tipping Reply. Now For Something Completely Different Once gechniques have a good balance of the kit with your first mic, things get a bit interesting.


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Pop recordings are mostly driven by an unique and attractive drum sound. With a four-mic mikint, neither of our overhead options, although giving a natural representation of the kit and clear cymbal sound, will give much definition from the toms.

What tefhniques do you have drrum the wall on the high-hat side for acoustical treatment? I love the simplicity. Are the microphone images positioned correctly? Your email address will not be published. Compared to sitting in lab for four hours studying the optical properties of minerals, or discussing Lucretian theories of democracy and politics, I would play piano any day.

Jimmy on October 2, at imking Greg on January 10, at 1: Attractive section of content. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog well, almost…HaHa! I use this technique with a pair MXL Vital to have it either above or below the cymbal edge http: If the mics are very high, the capsules will point straight over the sides of the of the kit, essentially putting the entire instrument off-axis. ThatGuy on April 10, at 9: To do this, one of the mics should have its phase reversed.

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