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RECORDING DRUMS / SINGLE HEADED KICK


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 contrasts recording closed / double head kick drums with open / single head kick drums (kicks with a hole in the outside head or even missing the head completely).

Video 2: Intro to Open / Single Headed Kick Mic Techniques