Stereo drum micing

Discussion in 'Affordable Recording Forum' started by MisterChicken, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. MisterChicken

    MisterChicken

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Charlotte
    Home page:
    I finally can record stereo drums but need some advice on which specific mic to put where. I have anSM58, a Sennheiser e835, an MXL 990, and an MXL 991 condenser. I have an ATM 25 on the kick, so that's taken care of. Just trying to figure out which mics should be left and right, which one I should put on my rack toms, and if I should put one directly overhead or on the snare. Please help!
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2014
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
    I would try the dynamic mics on snare and floor tom to see what the best compromise is. That pretty much leaves the 991 as the overhead. I don't know what you'd do with the 990, maybe a spot mic on something not covered by the others.

    You don't have the right mics for actual stereo micing, but you have enough to capture the parts of a kit and do a stereo-ish mix.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  3. MisterChicken

    MisterChicken

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Charlotte
    Home page:
    Sorry, this should be in home recording. How do I delete my post?
Similar Threads: Stereo drum
Forum Title Date
Affordable Recording Forum Drums though mixer, stereo out. need help getting good sound Dec 29, 2009
Digital Audio stereo imaging conundrum Mar 10, 2008
Hybrid Mixing, Summing Forums Drums aren't stereo enough! Help me make it more stereo? =) Feb 9, 2007
Hybrid Mixing, Summing Forums Stereo Drum Bus Compressor/Limiter Dec 4, 2002

Share This Page