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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?
  2. audioglenn


    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.
  3. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    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.
  4. 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!