Spent most of the evening getting the drums prepped for some recording sessions.
Our drummer brought his kit over earlier this week. A beautiful DW kit. And I set about getting it all mic’d up. For this session I am using 12 microphones:
- Inside kick
- Outside kick
- Snare Top
- Snare Bottom
- Overheads left and right
- Toms 1,2 and 3
For the overheads, I am going to try using the Recorderman technique. I generally use XY or spaced pair. But I have heard some good stories about the Recorderman technique particularly in spaces that have lower ceilings. We’ll see how it sounds. Easy enough to go back to XY or spaced pair. A few photos of the kit.