Recording Headaches

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by HardRockZombie, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. HardRockZombie


    Jul 4, 2002
    I know this has nothing to do with bass but there aren't many forums with as many members as this.

    i need a cheap way to record a drum kit.
    any suggestions?
  2. My band is currently recording. Since we don't have a recorder, here is what we are doing. All the stuff is set up in the basement. Upstairs, in the "computer room", we have a mic with a 6-7ft. cord on it. We then proceeded to run the mic through a heating vent down into the basement. It actually works pretty good. If you put the drums by a computer microphone, the mic will pick the drums up pretty good (at least it did in my case). I don't know if you wanna try it, but it's just a suggestion. Good Luck! :D
  3. HardRockZombie


    Jul 4, 2002
    what kind of mic is it?
  4. It looks just like this one. If you want to I could make a little sound clip of the drums. Just let me know.
  5. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I use three mics

    1 Kick
    2 Snare (position it so you get hi hat as well)
    3 overhead (position it over the ride and floor tom-so they are equal volume).

    Spend a lot of time trying different positions

    I currently use a SM57 an AKG D65 and an old Shure Prologue condenser.
  6. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    A good way I've used is as follows:

    1. Bass drum
    2. Snare/hi-hat
    3. Stereo pair overhead, so you get toms and crash & ride in stereo - good when it comes to fills.

    But, the acoustic of the room is especially important with drums - particularly the snare IME. I've found the snare sound is the hardest to get right.