Drum Microphones: Creative Solutions To Capture The Kit

Veteran engineer Craig Leerman provides real-world solutions for those times when things are less than ideal in this latest chapter available as a free download.

By PSW Staff July 18, 2018

Most articles written about techniques for drum microphones run along the lines of “insert favorite mic here” on every drum and add a stereo pair of pencil condensers as overheads, and perhaps an additional mic on ride cymbal. While that’s usually the more ideal scenario, the real world frequently intervenes, requiring engineers to come up with creative solutions to make the gig happen, and at as high of a level as possible.

With “Drum Miking: Creative Solutions To Capture The Kit,” the third chapter in the latest PSW Expert Series, veteran engineer Craig Leerman presents a wealth of solutions for those times when things are less than ideal. In fact, many of the approaches he offers are based on actual situations from his more than three decades in the field. Topics include:

  • Overcoming low channel counts
  • Dealing with last-minute changes
  • Getting the most out of limited resources
  • Adapting tools to get the job done
  • And much more!

To learn more, download this FREE report today!

The ProSoundWeb Expert Series on Drum Microphones is presented by Audix, and features top authors from ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International.  Look for additional free chapters in the coming weeks with the goal of learning more about drum microphones.

And, if you missed a previous chapter, it is available for download below:

Chapter 1: “Techniques For Miking Drum Kits

Chapter 2:  “Optimizing Miking Of The Mighty Kick Drum”


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