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Stereo drum micing

Discussion in 'Drums' started by MisterChicken, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. MisterChicken

    MisterChicken Active Member

    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!
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. MisterChicken

    MisterChicken Active Member

    Sorry, this should be in home recording. How do I delete my post?

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