drum mics, where to put them?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by ryanwalters, May 23, 2006.

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  1. ryanwalters

    ryanwalters Guest

    Ok here are the mics I have where would you put them on the drum set
    Beyer 500
    Beyer 260
    Beyer 160
    3 421's
    1 gefell m930
    1 akg solid tube
    1 beyer mc 740
    2 beyer 201
    audix D6
    3 AT 4033's
    1 shure pg81
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Okay. Lets assume a standard sort of 5 piece kit.


    Is it tuned properly?

    Dont put up any mics until it sounds GREAT in the space its going to be recorded in.


    If its a rock tune...heavy rock....

    D6 on kick....in on the beater

    Gefell out about 2 feet in front of the kick

    201 on snare top

    201 on hat

    MD421 on each tom

    4033 for overheads

    MC 740 on the room.

    Pop Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country

    RE20 on kick

    201 on snare top

    201 on hat

    MD421 on all toms

    4033 in stereo array over the top

    Gefell on the room.

    One of the ribbons in the hall outside the room

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