An acoustic drum set is one of the most complicated instruments to record, and many audio schools do not teach it with much detail. A drum set has many pieces and each drummer arranges their kit differently. It can be an intimidating task to record. This course aims to simplify this process by breaking down all of the variables that go in to recording a drum kit: from working with your drummer to choosing how many microphones to use, which microphones to choose, where to place them, and how to use effects when recording. A modern approach to recording drums is illustrated, as well as the classic Glyn Johns technique. Plus after the recording is done, editing and mixing is covered too. Whether you have recorded drums before and were not happy with the results, you know how to record drums but want some new insights, or you have never recorded drums but want to learn, you should gain a lot from this course. Thanks for checking out “Drum Recording Techniques!”
Apply these techniques to your own drum recordings. Try using both the Glyn Johns microphone placement technique as well as the more modern approach that we illustrate. Compare your results. Try different microphones that you normally wouldn’t use and listen to how they compare to your typical mic selection.