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How was this recorded?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by lavaxtris, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. lavaxtris


    Feb 3, 2009
    I was watching this video:

    and the drums when he is playing sound absolutely amazing. I see no mics anywhere... so I assume everything is overheads.
    This is the kind of sound I'd like to have when my band records demos, but my recordings never ever sound that clear.

    I use an Onyx 1640i into my macbook running Cubase.
    the mics I use are all dynamic (sm57s, sm48s, audix bass mics, etc). perhaps that's the issue?
    I use a 4-mic Glyn Johns technique most of the time.

    what kind of gear/methods would produce that crystal clear sound?
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  3. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    I'll bet it was recorded with one stereo microphone plugged into the camera. People always seem to think that you need a bunch of microphones to get a good drum sound. It's just not true! What is needed is a good drummer with a set of well tuned, good drums.
  4. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Definitely just an overhead or a high end camera mic. You can hear it in how thin the kick sounds.

    Well... Not thin, but definitely not a close mic'd kick.
  5. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    I subscribe to Electronic Musician, and from articles there I get the sense that a good number of producers seem to be experimenting with fewer mics placed farther from the drums--or bass cab, even!

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