Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great Article on Recording Acoustic Drums

Many of electronic musicians take it for granted how easy it is to plug a sampler or drum machine into our audio interface to record our drum parts. If you're strictly software-based, it's even easier. But what if you're confronted with recording an actual acoustic drum kit? It seems easier than it really is, as is usually apparent in any low-budget recording that uses real drums. It's insanely easy for a powerful, dynamic instrument like a drum kit to sound like a bunch of soggy cardboard boxes if you don't know what you're doing.

With that in mind, here is a helpful article via wikiaudio on various ways to mic and record a real drum set.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tom interesting set up in dis foto...I am a left handed drummer play righthand set ...alwaays swithing my left hand under my right on 2 und 4 beats haha....looks like die foto da player is right hand setup with snare moved for a lefty ...interresting ...