How To Equalize The Cymbal Or The Overhead Mics In Audio Mixing


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Equalizing the cymbal or the overhead mics

Cymbal mics are usually placed fairly close to the cymbals, while overhead mics are placed higher in attempt to capture more of the overall drum sound. In this video I'll show you examples of both and the EQ points that work for both instances. First thing to remember about cymbals is the thinner the cymbal, the brighter it is and the crisper it is. So most drummers if they play live a lot, will usually have heavier cymbals and those tend to clang more and aren't nearly as crisp. We can actually make them sound pretty good with some EQ, but remember that thinner cymbals usually sound better under microphones.

That being said there's a couple of magic frequencies that just about work for any kind of cymbal in any instance. So let's listen to our overheads first of all just soloed. (Music playing) There are actually two crash cymbals and a ride cymbal. The ride is sort of in the middle and the crashes are on the outside, sort of hard left and hard right.

In this case the ride ...

Equalizing the cymbal or the overhead mics
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Equalizing the cymbal or the overhead mics provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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