How To Mike The Overall Kit In Audio Recording


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Miking the overall kit

While the previous technique is used mainly for miking the cymbals, this next technique is designed to pick up the entire drum kit. Let's look at how the overhead mics are positioned to make this happen. In this configuration, two identical mics are crossed at about a 110 degree angle and about 7 inches apart, which is a stereo miking technique called ORTF. We'll talk about this technique more in the chapter on stereo miking techniques. This setup is a little more difficult, in that you'll need to heavy-duty boom stands and some patience to position the mics correctly.

But you can also use a stereo positioning bar that's specially made for this purpose. Place two identical directional microphones in the ORTF configuration over the exact center of the drum kit, about a foot over the drummer's head. Adjust the gain, so it's the same for both mics and pan them hard left and right. (music playing) Have the drummer play the song that you're about to record and lis...

Miking the overall kit
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