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Micing drums?

I stopped recording about 8 years ago and just recently decided to get back into it. I have a decent set of drum mics but they do not include any "overhead" mics. I ended up using two large condenser mics that I normally use for vocals but what I'm finding is that the snare comes out really loud, not giving me much control over the SM57 I use directly on the snare.

Stereo drum micing


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!

Micing Recording and Live Metal drums help

I am looking into getting some drum mics for both live and studio. We do play a lot of styles of music from straight worship to Heavy Metal. Our main style is Metal though. Because of this I want to get the appropriate mics to get that metal sound. Good high-mids on the kick, nice pop in the snare, lows in the toms... What is your experience with these mics?

Optimum Drum Micing choice


I'm recording a 2 piece rock band and I'm wanting to get a very loud drum sound... kind of like a dirtier black keys, and I'm working in a decent sized studio but I'm a little overwhelmed with my selection of gear and thought i'd ask for some advice on my selections.

Im recording with Pro Tools HD3 with a few outboard pres and a Yamaha DM2000 digital console.


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