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While you can get a pretty good drum sound with only a single microphone, using two mics is even better. In fact, this was a classic setup for so many hit records of the 50s and early 60s, here's how it's done. If you have two mics available, try placing one in front of the bass drum about a foot away from the front head on a short stand. Position the other mic up about a foot over the drummer's head as an overhead, aiming down at the middle of the kit. (music playing) While your drummer is playing, have someone move the overhead mic around, until the kit sounds balanced with the speakers. (music playing) If you are not getting enough snare, for example, move the mic a little more towards the snare, if you're getting too much, move it the other way.
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