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Five Techniques for Stereo Miking Drums

By Matt McGlynn A single pair of multipattern condenser microphones can provide at least five distinct overhead drum miking choices with surprisingly different sonic characteristics. To demonstrate these different sounds, we recorded a drum kit with a pair of KSM44A overhead microphones five different ways. The drums, the room, the preamps, cables, and composition remained […]

Making an Independent Recording, Part 2

Getting the sound you’re after can have a lot to do with the microphones you use and where you place them. This post offers some practical starting points – instrument by instrument.