Many of us tend to take mics for granted since they usually work when we need them to. A little preventive maintenance can make sure they do.
Bringing clarity to the terminology as well as outlining the pros and cons of each.
Looking at some of the mics in question and examining why we might (or might not) want to use a pre-EQ’d kick drum mic.
Our panel of audio veterans on getting a better handle on “those things with strings.”
Insights on miking and recording drums, with a wide range of successful methods and options
If you’re looking for an earthy, realistic kit sound that can easily be manipulated, try this out…
The goal is to protect the artist’s hearing while giving them a “balanced, clear mix.” Louder isn’t better.
Understanding the musical genre as well as your band will dictate whether that percussion sound is subtle or dominant. This is where your own artistry can shine. Here are some thoughts on the topic and approaches…