How to record drums with multiple microphones
How to record drums with multiple microphones – the most flexible method of recording drums which gives you the greatest level of control.
A typical drum setup for recording drums or live playing has 5 or more close mics plus at least one overhead microphone to capture ambience. 7 – 8 microphones is common.
Engineer Bob Clearmountain (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (solo artist, session musician, David Bowie, Tori Amos, Soundgarden) demonstrate and discuss the best way to record drums with multiple microphones using the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt™. Note: you can use these principles for any multiple input interface or mixing desk.