Drum Miking 101, Part 4: Four Microphones - Modern Drummer Magazine

Drum Miking 101, Part 4: Four Microphones

A closer distance between the mics and the drums will give you a bit more definition and clarity. But be careful that you don’t get too close with the main overhead microphones, because you’ll start missing instruments. For this article we will put up four microphones. We’re demonstrating just one option to get you going. The idea of adding mics should be to get a bit more detail in the sound.

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