Quick question about placement.
I've not recorded drums before so I'm gonna start off with the 4 mic placement that Greg suggests at the start using an SM57 for the snare and an SM58 for the kick (they're what's available).
My questions is about the overheads - I'm gonna borrow a pair of cheapish condensers.
Obviously I'll experiment a bit - but I need a starting point. Whereabouts over the kit should they be placed? How far above the kit? and is angle important?
Cheers, I will be using stands - I just couldn't be arsed to read through 20 pages 'cos I'm at work. Maybe I'll do it when I get home later.If you go through the thread, there are some pics that give you a good idea of overhead positions for starters. I also suggest using two mic stands and not an X/Y type holder to get better mic placement and separation.
Cheers, I will be using stands - I just couldn't be arsed to read through 20 pages 'cos I'm at work. Maybe I'll do it when I get home later.
I've gone through hitting "record" and frantically hauling ass to the drum kit...
knocking shit over, stumping my damn toe, putting the headphones on crooked.....
and when the track starts I forget what the hell I'm supposed to play.
or I forgot to turn the monitors off.
Great advice to put enough blank space at the front of the track to leisurely get to the kit and be ready.
Or just leave yourself some space and take your time. Hopefully you've practiced and know your part well enough to nail it in one take.