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VIDEO LESSON! Electronic Insights: Drum Miking 101, Part 4: Four Mics

This post is excerpted from the complete article that appears in the May 2015 issue. Electronic Insights Drum Miking 101 Part 4: Four Microphones by John Emrich At this point in the series, you should have a good idea of…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2015

Electronic Review: Lewitt Audio DTP Pro 7 Drum Mic Pack and LCT Condensers (From April 2014 Issue)

by John Emrich Direct from Lewitt Audio, we have a new entry in the drum microphone market, the DTP Beat Kit Pro 7, plus a pair of LCT 240 side-address condensers. Let’s jump right in. The DTP Beat Kit Pro…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2014

VIDEO! In the Studio: Seeing Sounds, Part 5: Specialty Mics (November 2013 Issue)

  by Donny Gruendler In the first four installments of this series we discussed very broad ideas for achieving stylistically appropriate drum sounds, from pop-rock to traditional jazz. Each setup employed different drums, head selections, and tunings, and we used…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2013

It’s Questionable: Technology Corner: Room Mics (October 2013 Issue)

by John Emrich A lot of people don’t understand how to capture a good room tone, and most people with a home studio don’t have the type of room that will have a sound worth capturing. A large, warm-sounding room…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2013

Seeing Sounds, Part 2: The Deep, Fat “Thud??? (UPDATED)

July 2013 In the Studio Seeing Sounds Part 2: The Deep, Fat “Thud” by Donny Gruendler There’s been a trend in recent years of drummers going for deep, dark, heavily muffled tones, whether in indie rock or mainstream pop. Steve…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2013

In the Studio: Seeing Sounds, Part 1: All-Purpose Pop/Rock

June 2013 In the Studio Seeing Sounds Part 1: All-Purpose Pop/Rock by Donny Gruendler All of us appreciate a signature and stylistically appropriate drum sound. This can range from the perfect overall kit tone on your favorite CD to a…

Modern Drummer
Apr 17, 2013

Chris Pennie: Get Good: Studio Sounds

The March 2011 issue’s “Get Good: Studio Sounds” feature concerns itself with helping you get the drum sounds that you have in your head onto the final recording. Among the experts we spoke to were Steven Nistor, who’s recorded with…

Modern Drummer
Jan 24, 2011