Drum overheads (The RM method) question For RM

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by captaininvisible, May 23, 2004.

  1. captaininvisible

    captaininvisible Active Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    Does the Recorderman Method (© & TM, etc) work with hypercardioids? :D
  2. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Re: Question For RM

    it could. just listen and adjust.
    I that "method" was/is only a guideline. the "2 drum stick" height was almost a joke...I had been doing variations of this method for a while and would use a mic cable to measure the first distance and then the second, etc. I wanted to impart this technique "here" to people starting out and though that a technique using tools right at hand would be cool. 2 drum sticks just happened by coincidence to work out.
    What I do is listen. Either wear headphones, or have the assistant raise and lower the first OH mic , move it around to find the first spot where the whole kit, especially the snare sounds best. Then measure and position the other. If your out in the room doing it yourself with cans on, have the drummer lightly tap the snare as you position the second mic, you'll hear right away if the imaging is right.

    Lately I aim the two mics more at the toms, and still adjust to optimize for image.

    I vary patterns to accommodate each time. Sometimes Omni, cardiod, fig-8, etc.

    so YES
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