In the third in this series for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey continues his drum kit recording course by adding 3 more mics to his recording set up.
The first of the three new mics James adds is a Snare Drum mic positioned near the top or batter head. James chooses a Telefunken M80 Dynamic Cardioid microphone in place of the normal go-to mic, the Shure SM57. James likes this particular mic due to its better top end tone and more solid drum kit safe construction.
Next James adds a second mic on the kick drum. Choosing to place a Shure Beta 91A inside the Kick Drum to capture the attack and bring some bite to the recording.
Finally, in this video James adds a Hi-Hat mike choosing a Shure KSM137 small diaphragm condenser mic. He shows how is positions the mic to get the maximum rejection from the other instruments in the kit.
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