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Drum Overhead Mics Time/Phase Alignment

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8 years 9 months
So for years now, at least since DAWs have given us the ability to move audio files around by infinitesimal amounts within a time line, I've both read and talked to other engineers about time aligning the overhead drum mics to the Snare and Kick...
I know there's also software available that can apparently time align those mics/tracks, although I've never used it.

Suggestions for inexepensive drum overhead mics

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18 years 7 months
So; I have around $300-400 that I can spend on purchasing some drum overheads for my home studio. I'd like to replace the cheap MXL 603's that I've been using with, I guess, "less" cheap ones. I've been reading some interesting things on different sites about the Avantone CK-1's and the Kel KM-1's. Understand that I'm not going to be able to get any more money together at the moment because the wife has plans that among other things entail having piano movers move my grand from one room to another and buying new couches, lighting etc.

Heavy audio processing management for drum's close mics and overheads.

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21 years

Lately I'm re-listening some of the The Roots albums as well as some acts from electronic scene who use acoustic drums like Nerve.

Songs like

http://www.youtube.com/wa… YouTube - The Roots - The Next Movement
http://www.youtube.com/wa… YouTube - The Roots - You Got Me ft.

How to get an indie-rock drum sound?

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11 years 9 months

Hi all,

I am gonna record an indie rock band soon and I am not sure how to mic the drum kit. I want the drums to sound like Franz Ferdinand, Interpol or The National.

I've read that the drums in Darts of Pleasure were recorded using only 4 mics, so I started experimenting with 4-mic techniques. Do you think this is the way to go or would you rather record the drums in the traditional way, close-micing every drum + 2 overheads?

Picture request: RecorderMan drum OHs setup

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21 years
I can't quite make the "RecorderMan" overheads setup for drums (Glyn Johns-inspired modified spaced pair) react like it's supposed to. I've seen lots of pictures on the web and the now-famous YouTube video, but nothing very detailed. If anyone who's had success with this setup could take pictures, or has pictures they'd like to post, I'd appreciate seeing them.
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