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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!


bouldersound Mon, 01/09/2012 - 18:07

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 [[url=http://[/URL]="http://bouldersound…"]capture[/]="http://bouldersound…"]capture[/] the parts of a kit and do a stereo-ish mix.