Drum Mic Technique: Record better sounds today.

Make mixing easier by recording better drum sounds using the techniques taught in this course. Build your foundation.
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Course Desription

Great drums sounds can make or break your recording. With great drum sounds mixing becomes easier, more fluid, and take less time.

Tired of drums that get lost in the mix? Tired of drums that sound flat? Do your drums sound like you recorded a cardboard box?

Use what you learn in this class to improve:

  • Drum clarity
  • Drum punch
  • Drum cohesion
  • Recorded performance
  • Mixing
  • and more....

With 28 lectures and more than 2 hours of video you can't afford not to take it.

What are the requirements?

  • This course should be viewed with a proper listening environment
  • If not have a set of headphones you trust to judge the sounds

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Choose the correct microphone
  • Know what a good starting point is for the drum sound they want to get
  • Able to listen critically to the position of the microphone
  • Achieve the drum sound of their choosing

What is the target audience?

  • No prior audio knowledge is needed.
  • This course is meant for anyone looking to improve the overall quality of their recorded drums.
  • This course show single and multi microphone set ups on a drum kit

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Drum Mic Technique: Record Better Sounds Today overview section
02:13

Introduction to the course Drum Microphone Technique: Record better sounds today. This video offers an overview of what is covered in the course.

00:56

About Michael Maughan. Owner/Operator of Studio M Master who has over 24 years of audio experience. I have recorded more than 250 records, mastered over 2400 CD's, been a sound designer on hundreds of corporate videos, commercials, PBS programs, and independent films. As a drummer I have played more than 1500 gigs and played on more than 60 different recordings.

01:53

Why should I take this course? Drums and the proper recording of drums are the foundation to most modern music. Without a good drum sound the song sounds flat, lifeless, and to put it bluntly amateur. With proper mic technique a decent drummer it can make the world of difference.

01:41

In order to be successful in this course you need: A good set of headphones or a set of speakers you are capable of making quality judgements with. You also need a desire to have better sounding recorded drums.

01:40

A brief description of what you should be listening for in this class to get the most out of it.

Section 2: The Kick Drum (or Bass Drum)
06:43

A Tama Art Star II Bass Drum being mic'ed with an Audix D6 Dynamic microphone in various positions.

06:02

A Tama Art Star II Bass Drum 22X16 mic'ed with an AKG 414TL II condensor microphone in various positions.

Section 3: The Snare Drum
07:32

A Tama Granstar Snare 14X6.5 birch wood mic'ed with a Shure SM57 microphone in various positions.

03:29

A Tama Granstar Snare 14X6.5 birch wood mic'ed with an AKG C414 TLII microphone in various positions.

04:30

A Tama Granstar Snare 14X6.5 birch wood mic'ed with a Neumann KM84 small diaphragm condenser microphone in various positions.

06:38

A Tama Granstar Snare 14X6.5 birch wood mic'ed with a Shure SM7 Large Diaphragm dynamic microphone in various positions.

Section 4: The Rack Tom or Tom Tom
06:58

A Tama Art Star II Maple Rack Tom 12X11 mic'ed with an Audix D6 dynamic microphone in various positions.

04:59

A Tama Art Star II Maple Rack Tom 12X11 mic'ed with an AKG C414 TLII large diaphragm condenser microphone in various positions.

03:06

A Tama Art Star II Maple Rack Tom 12X11 mic'ed with a Neumann KM84 small diaphragm condenser microphone in various positions.

Section 5: The Floor Tom
05:15

A Tama Art Star II Maple Floor Tom 16X16 mic'ed with an Audix D6 dynamic microphone in various positions.

04:54

A Tama Art Star II Maple Floor Tom 16X16 mic'ed with a Neumann KM84 small diaphragm condenser microphone in various positions.

05:44

A Tama Art Star II Maple Floor Tom 16X16 mic'ed with a Neumann U87 large diaphragm condenser microphone in various positions.

Section 6: The High Hat
06:46

A Zildjian A Custom High Hat 13" mic'ed with a Neumann KM84 small diaphragm condenser microphone in various positions.

05:30

A Zildjian A Custom High Hat 13" mic'ed with a Shure SM57 dynamic microphone in various positions.

Section 7: The Overheads
02:42

The overheads of a drum set mic'ed with a pair of AKG C414 TLII large diaphragm condenser microphones.

03:22

The overheads of a drum set mic'ed with a pair of Cascade Ribbon Microphones.

Section 8: The Complete Drum Kit
02:35

A discussion of multiple microphone strategies.

05:44

A full Tama Art Star II drum set mic'ed with

  • Audix D6 - Kick
  • Shure SM7 - Snare
  • AKG C414TLII - Toms
  • Cascade Ribbons - Overheads
  • Neumann U87 - Room
04:04

A full Tama Art Star II drum set mic'ed with

  • Audix D6 - Kick
  • Shure SM7 - Snare
  • AKG C414TLII - Toms
  • Cascade Ribbons - Overheads
  • No Room Microphone
00:58

A full Tama Art Star II drum set mic'ed with

  • Audix D6 - Kick
  • Shure SM7 - Snare
  • AKG C414TLII - Toms
  • Cascade Ribbons - Overheads
  • Neumann U87 - Room
03:55

A full Tama Art Star II drum set mic'ed with

  • Audix D6 - Kick
  • Shure SM7 - Snare
  • AKG C414TLII - Toms
  • Cascade Ribbons - Overheads
  • Neumann U87 - Room

No processing just Microphone to Pre Amp To Recorder.

10:07

Some thoughts about drum recording.

Section 9: Conclusion and Thank You
Conclusion
01:23

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Instructor Biography

Michael Maughan, Owner of Studio M Mastering, Father, Teacher, Game Developer

Audio Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Sound Designer, Video Game Developer with over 24 years of experience. I have mastered over 2400 local, regional, and national releases. I have recorded more than 250 records. Done sound design and Post-Production mixing on hundreds of corporate videos, commercials, and PBS shows.I have taught master classes at BYU, UVU, and online. I have a passion for learning and teaching.

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