Not all of us have a big drum room but still wants to record real drums. This little tip will help simulate a room mic being far away in a big room... It works if you record with 1 or 2 room mic. Let me know how it works for you when you test it or if it's already this way that you do it !
When trying to gate a top snare mic in a song there are a few spots where the drummer was playing the hihat way too loud and I find it impossible to gate the snare mic in any fashion that does not either, ruin the snare sound or have the hihat bleeding through in only a few spots...
I was reading on the net,
somebody suggested time aligning room mics.
I had never done that before, as I always wanted the room sound.
So I tried it, basically yes you do get more low end, but it sounds like the mic is in front of the kit, almost like you shrunk your room.
I was testing different room mics tonight so I thought I would check with the guys to see what you liked. I will post what mics they are a bit later after we get some input.
I'm looking to try a stereo room mic set up on the drums for an up coming session I'm doing.
Just wondering if anyone has expereience with this. I'm not sure weather to go with a coincident pair or a spaced pair. I don't have the ability to do a MS techniques.
Your help would be much...
How many room mics are you guys using when recording a drumset ? where do you usually place them ?
I was thinking of buying a Soundelux as a room mic and use my AKG 414 b/uls as overheads. r do you guys believe its better to use two U195s as overheads and the AKG's as room ? Thanks for the...
If so ?? Where more or less do you place the mic or mics ? by this I mean distance from the source and from the floor.
What mics do you use (brand & model) ? and how many. Do you use Omnis, figuer 8, cardiods ??
I'm having an enormouse problem getting a drum sound at the moment. I generaly don't like to use too much close micing but end up having to because I can't deal with the noise from the cymbals any other way. Lots of ride required. Room is smallish 15x12 and has quite a low ceiling...
Anybody have any good tips on how to mix room mics on rock drums (compression and eq)? I know a lot of people usually compress the hell out of them, but I cannot get any desirable results.
I am limited to using onlyplug-ins and I am guessing the 1176 or the LA-2A plug in would be the way...
I have a great sounding studio drum kit (Ayotte/Paiste) and a great sounding wood/concrete/carpet room that measures approximately 20'x22'x11' high with a vaulted ceiling. It's professionally spec'd and acoustically treated (bass traps, dimensions, etc.) I know it's not large by drum room...
drum room mics