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A bass drum that has a front head with a port can give the drummer and the engineer what they both are looking for. Some drummers like to feel the tension on the beater that the front head provides, while the engineer can get the mic inside the drum closer to the beater. Here I'll show you how to place the mic for just this situation. Just like with the bass drum with no head, there is a packing blanket or some heavy towels inside the drum so the sound will be tight and punchy. Place the mic just inside the hole, point it at where the beater strikes the head. (music playing) You might want to try aiming the mic away from the beater and more at the shell of the drum for a different sound, then place it where you have the best combination of low-end and definition.
That's how to mic a kick drum with the front head port. Place the mic just inside the hole, point it at where the beater strikes the head and move it to where you have the best combination of low-end and definition. (music playing)
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