The Modern Recordist Podcast EP: 034 – The Brendan O’Brien Two Mic Drum Recording Setup – The Producer’s Notes

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You might have caught the blog post I wrote about The Brendan O’Brien Two Mic Drum Recording Setup some time ago. But as it’s been a while since I’ve blogged about it or talked about it, I thought I’d bring it back up, and feature it on the podcast this week.

Go ahead and listen to EP: 034 of TMR Now

I tend to blog and talk fairly often about recording drums, which leads a lot of people to think I’m a drummer. In fact, I’m actually a guitar player, haha…

But, over my 10+ years of recording and making records with quite a few A-List producers, engineers, session drummers, and artists, I’ve developed quite a skill for working with drummers to capture drums that sound great, as well as coaching great performances out of people.

During my time in the studio, I’ve also noticed that quite a few people get overwhelmed with the idea of recording drums, and some folks pick up some bad habits that make their drum recordings sound a little wimpy.

That’s why I put together a resource called Recording Drums 101: A Home Studio Recording Guide For Pro Sounding Drums

This edition of The Producer’s Notes takes the Brendan O’Brien two mic drum recording setup directly from that resource.

After you listen to the episode posted above in it’s entirety, go ahead and check out Recording Drums 101, where you will find some very simple, practical, and quick to set up drum recording mic techniques that sound incredible. These are the drum recording setups that, in addition to Brendan O’Brien, people like Glyn Johns have also come up with.

Instead of getting bogged down with all the technical drivel that can derail the creative process, maximize your creative flow by simply using these great sounding drum mic’ing techniques.

Recording Drums 101: A Home Studio Recording Guide For Pro Sounding Drums

While on that resource page, make sure you subscribe to my email list using the form on that page. I’ll deliver more articles and tutorials on recording, mixing, songwriting, and creativity-directly to your inbox.

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After you’ve listened to the episode posted above in it’s entirety, take a few minutes to poke around my site here. There’s plenty of valuable things to soak in, such as previous episodes of The Modern Recordist podcast, and even my free resource on simple tips for recording drums:

Recording Drums 101

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