mixing drums!

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by AzzXaA, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. AzzXaA

    AzzXaA Guest

    Hey, I was wondering...if I have only 3 mics for my recording for the drums...where should I put them, kick , overhead and one snare?

    And to make the sound more alive should I use reverb? or what should I do?

    I have problems to get my guitars fat also...sounds like I play in a tube..any suggestions?

    I use Emagic Logic platinum for my recordings and mixing.

    Thanks for your answers!
  2. Depends on the mics... you can put a spaced pair or X?Y pair as overheads, and one on either the kick or snare (top head).
    You could place one on the kick, one on the snare (top head), and one dead center over the kit.
    If you want any "spread" to the kit, the two overhead set up would be better for that.
    Hope this helps.
  3. sign

    sign Guest

  4. NolanVenhola

    NolanVenhola Guest

    http://www.m-audio.net/record_now_pdf/Record_Now_Mic.pdf is all I have to say
  5. You can check out the post I put up about recording two drummers at the same time... I posted, and then replied!!
    Anyway, the two sets were both done with 4 mics each. It worked fine, and without phase problems with either set or the two combined.... for what help it may be worth (?)
  6. mixman77

    mixman77 Guest

    Hi AzzXaA,

    Microphones; you will need a few different microphones to experiment with. Maybe a couple different condenser mic's, cardioid mic's with different patterns, etc.

    The guitar, what kind of guitar and amp or processor are you using? Are you effecting the signal with a FX processor?

    Experiment with everything, that's how things are discovered. Try setting up mics in different places and recording, then listen to the takes. I would be curious to see what you come up with. :c: Every room, drum set, microphone, etc. is different.
    Good Luck!


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