Recording Drums at Home with 1, 4, 6, 8 and 12 Mics

In this video we show you how to get a good drum sound in an unideal space like an unfinished basement or your band's crummy practice space. We will show you some steps you can take to treat your space and absorb some unwanted reflections. We will also share some tips to make your drums sound great even before you go to record them. Finally we will show you what a few different mic combinations will sound like within the context of a song.

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Link to the DIY ribbon mic kit heard in the video:

Video Sections:
00:00 - Intro
02:18 - Treating Your Room
04:41 - Drum Heads and Tuning your Drums
06:39 - Mic Placement Overview
09:05 - Drum Mic Comparison with 1 Mic
10:32 - 1 Mic Aston Spirit
12:23 - 1 Mic RM6 Ribbon
13:56 - 4 Mics on the Drums
15:45 - 6 Mics on the Drums
16:52 - 8 Mics on the drums extra Kick and Snare
18:07 - 8 Mics on the drums with a Pair of Room Mics
19:17 - 12 Mics on the Drums
22:09 - Quick Mic Comparison
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