drum recording and mixing

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Renich, Jan 25, 2010.

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  1. Renich

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    I'd like a post about this. I will tell you, as simple as it get's, how I do stuff.

    - bd mic pointing to the center for nice attack or not for more boom.
    - sn 45º-60º towards sn center (no bottom mic)
    - oh at 1.8 mts height (if the drummer hits them hard)

    So, after that (good sound coming out), I just record and apply the following:

    - gate/expander
    - compression
    - EQ

    In that order to bd, sn and tm.

    Sometimes, on a sub-mix, I add some cool multi-compression (iZotope's oZone) and exiters.

    Is my chain right? Should I check additional stuff? What can I do, in the mix, to make it sound incredible? What kind of reverbs do you recommend?

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