The Modern Recordist podcast EP: 044 – Recording drum overheads – The Producer’s Notes

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Let’s jump back into the audio engineering seat, shall we? On this episode of The Modern Recordist, I once again discusses the topic of recording drums, this time focusing on overheads.

Listen Now!

Listen now to get some simple and very useful tips on three drum overhead recording techniques:

• Mono drum overhead
• The XY Coincident pair stereo technique
• The Spaced pair stereo technique

In addition to explaining the setup, I also give you tips on what to watch out for, and how to set up the mics so that they sound their best.

Despite the straightforward and descriptive explanations, it can be a challenge to really understand microphone techniques without a good visual reference.

So make sure you check out this blog post on the Shure blog by Matt McGlynn:

Five Techniques for Stereo Miking Drums

There you will find pictures, sound examples, further info on the XY setup, the spaced pair setup, and even a few extra stereo drum overhead setups.

And if you want even more simple setups for recording drums – such as the Brendan O’Brien two-mic technique, The Recorderman technique, or even the famous Glynn Johns technique – check out my resource:

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

While on that page, make sure you sign up for my email list, where I share more tips and tricks, and otherwise valuable info on recording, mixing, producing, songwriting, and reaching your peak creative flow.

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About The Modern Recordist

The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary. Each week I venture on this journey, either in a casual hang out with a guest, or by diving into a specific topic for a few minutes in more of a monologue-structured format.

Hear stories and learn from the most innovative, inspired, and talented songwriters and artists in the music scene. Spark your creative genius with actionable advice and takeaways. Become inspired and move to action as you design and live your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary.

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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: A Home Studio Recording Guide For Pro Sounding Drums

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