Sweet Sounds From the Stage

La Cerra, Steve
November 2007
Mix;Nov2007, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p36
The article provides tips and techniques on drum mixing. Among the tips given by the author in drum mixing include an Audix D6 positioned inside the hole, pointing at the beater, proper placing of the cardiod mics at the rear and using the same brand and model of mic on all toms. Furthermore, two approaches using overhead mics on a drum kit for picking up the cymbals and using the overheads to catch the entire kit, are discussed.


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