Mic question.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jcabrerar32, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. jcabrerar32

    jcabrerar32 Guest

    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. I have just started to record drums a few weeks ago. I have an M-audio Fast Track Ultra 8R and I am using the 7pc Drum Kit Microphones from Samson. My drums sound great live but when I am recording they sound a bit distant. The room that they are in has very minimal echo and the acoustics are pretty good. Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Boulder, Colorado
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    1. Follow the 3:1 rule.

    2. Try inverting polarity on various tracks.

    3. Close-mic each element of the kit and process each input to get the desired sound (divide and conquer), or...

    4. Use fewer mics and careful placement to capture the kit (Glyn Johns etc.).


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