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RECORDING DRUMS / MIC PLACEMENT


During the summer of 2007 I brought a camera into Redemption Studios in Clinton, NJ. I was discussing mic placement with John Wagner and ended up setting up extra mics to allow him to see and hear what each one sounded like. The videos show mic placement, mic movement (position and angle), and even a little of what I do in the control room once the mics are set. Special thanks to John for providing the kit and playing. The actual audio tracks (from each mic) will be made available to allow you to hear exactly how each mic shown sounded.

This video shows the different mics that I normally use and additional ones set up for demonstration purposes. One mic I forgot to mention in the video was a shotgun mic located above the kit as high as possible and pointing straight down at the snare.

 

Video 1: Drum Mics