Need help figuring at how to mic your drum kit? In this 3-part series, we explore three different drum miking techniques with Dave Trumfio, Eric Gorman and Simon Horrocks of Gold-Diggers Sound in Los Angeles, California.
In the third video of our 3-part series, we take a look at a more modern approach to drum recording. Utilizing 20+ microphones, the Gold-Diggers team demonstrates the most common modern drum miking techniques, and how they can be used in isolation and as a part of a larger mix to achieve the ultimate drum sound.
You'll hear the difference between spot microphones, overhead microphones and an over-the-shoulder microphone, and how each can give you a very different sound. The Gold-Diggers team explains the benefits of top- and bottom-miking techniques, and the potential phase implications. You'll also learn how different room mic placements can emphasize different sonic qualities of your drums and your recording space.