Drum Mic Technique: Record better sounds today.
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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.
3.8 (6 ratings)
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Created by Michael Maughan
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • This course should be viewed with a proper listening environment
  • If not have a set of headphones you trust to judge the sounds
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.

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 28 Lectures Collapse All 28 Lectures 02:01:19
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Drum Mic Technique: Record Better Sounds Today overview section
5 Lectures 08:23

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

Preview 02:13

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.

Preview 00:56

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.

Preview 01:53

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.

Preview 01:41

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

Preview 01:40
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The Kick Drum (or Bass Drum)
2 Lectures 12:45

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

Preview 06:43

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

Kick with an AKG C414TLII
06:02
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The Snare Drum
4 Lectures 22:09

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

Snare Drum with a Shure SM57
07:32

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

Snare Drum with an AKG 414TL II
03:29

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

Snare Drum with a Neumann KM84
04:30

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

Snare Drum with a Shure SM7 Large Diaphragm dynamic microphone
06:38
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The Rack Tom or Tom Tom
3 Lectures 15:03

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

The Rack Tom with an Audix D6
06:58

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

The Rack Tom with an AKG 414 TLII
04:59

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

The Rack Tom with a Neumann KM84
03:06
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The Floor Tom
3 Lectures 15:53

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

The Floor Tom with and Audix D6
05:15

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

The Floor Tom with a Neumann KM84
04:54

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

The Floor Tom with a Neumann U87
05:44
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The High Hat
2 Lectures 12:16

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

The High Hat with a Neumann KM84
06:46

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

The High Hat with a Shure SM57
05:30
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The Overheads
2 Lectures 06:04

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

The Overheads with AKG 414TLII
02:42

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

The Overheads with Cascade Ribbons
03:22
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The Complete Drum Kit
6 Lectures 27:23

A discussion of multiple microphone strategies.

A discussion of multiple microphone strategies.
02:35

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
Full Drum Set Variation 1
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
  • No Room Microphone
Full Drum Set Variation 2
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
  • Neumann U87 - Room
Full Kit Variation 3
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

No processing just Microphone to Pre Amp To Recorder.

Full Kit Variation 4 Soloed Drums during Playing
03:55

Some thoughts about drum recording.

Full Drum Set overview conclusion
10:07
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Conclusion and Thank You
1 Lecture 01:23
Conclusion
01:23
About the Instructor
Michael Maughan
3.8 Average rating
6 Reviews
388 Students
1 Course
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.