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Drums recording and mixing techniques

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    1 SM57 for Recording Drums a single SM57 can produce Great Sounding Drums
    1 SM57 for Recording Drums A single SM57 can produce Great Sounding Drums

    Top recording engineer Mike Thorne shows how to get a great drum sound in his recording studio with limited equipment - using just one microphone.  We chose the Shure SM57

    Drum recording with two microphones comparing AKG 414 and Coles 4038
    Drum recording with two microphones Comparing AKG 414 and Coles 4038

    We are planning a full studio tour and video interview with Andy Bowes at Catalyst Studios in the next few months but for now, we hope you enjoy watching this

    Drum recording ideas with Mike Exeter & Clint Murphy
    Drum recording ideas with Mike Exeter & Clint Murphy

    Mike Exeter and Clint Murphy 3 recording methods at Rimshot Studios Recording drums is a bit of a hot topic, certainly here at RP it is and you can never

    Drum recording with Clint Murphy & Mike Exeter
    Drum recording with Clint Murphy & Mike Exeter

    A look at Drum Recording with two top recording engineers at Woodworm Woodworm Studios was the venue for our recording masterclass focused on rock and metal production - this was

    Mark Rankin talks about recording drums
    Mark Rankin talks about recording drums

    Mark Rankin discusses his approach to recording drums. Nick Poortman visited Mark to meet up and chat about some of the unique working methods and approaches, this is a short

    Dan Logan talks about recording drums at Orchard Studios
    Dan Logan Talks about recording drums at Orchard Studios

    Russ Cottier met with Dan Logan at Orchard Studios and talked drums. Recording drums is one of those subjects where you just can't get enough information and opinions - we

    Andrew Scheps drum recording techniques
    Andrew Scheps Drum recording techniques

    Andrew Scheps talks with Russell Cottier about recording drums Russell Cottier talks with recording engineer and mixing legend, Andrew Scheps. He has a wealth of experience working with artists at

    Clint Murphy kick drum sample technique
    Clint Murphy Kick drum sample technique

    Clint Murphy's unique series here on RecordProduction.com continues with Clint showing us his methods for kick drum replacement with samples and how to tune the kick to be sympathetic to

    Parallel compression for drums with Clint Murphy
    Parallel compression for drums with Clint Murphy

    Continuing our exclusive series with top mix engineer Clint Murphy, this video takes a look at how to create parallel drum compression to get a much more expolsive sound in

    The Floor Mic Technique with Andrew Lowe demonstrated at Wolverhampton University
    The Floor Mic Technique with Andrew Lowe Demonstrated at Wolverhampton University

    Andrew Lowe demonstrates The Floor Mic Technique (at the University of Wolverhampton) Andrew Lowe decided to experiment with the Floor Mic technique for recording drums championed here on RP by

    Clint Murphy demonstrates his floor mic technique
    Clint Murphy Demonstrates his floor mic technique

    Continuing our in depth studio production series with recording engineer Clint Murphy we look at Clint's Floor Mic technique. The video is only a few minutes long and shows the

    Clint Murphy fake slam mic technique
    Clint Murphy Fake slam mic technique

    Continuing this series with Clint Murphy we take a look at Clint's 'Fake Slam Mic' technique. Frequently engineers place a microphone around the drummers right knee to get a bit

    Austen Kilburn talks with Mike Exeter about Drum Recording
    Austen Kilburn talks with Mike Exeter about Drum Recording

    The Floor Mic Technique discussed and demonstrated at Gospel Oak Studios Austen Kilburn met with Mike Exeter to talk about getting the best possible drum sound on a tight budget

    Drum recording methods with George Shilling
    Drum recording methods with George Shilling

    George Shilling is an in-demand producer and recording engineer with a vast wealth of experience. One of George's key skills is getting a superb drum sound and so he was

    Alan Parsons shows how he records drums at State of The Ark
    Alan Parsons shows how he records drums at State of The Ark

    Dave Kerzner of Sonic Reality was working with both Alan Parsons and Nick Mason (Pink Floyd's drummer) to create a sample library creating as close a copy to the original

    Drum recording experiments with Angus Wallace at Far Heath
    Drum recording experiments with Angus Wallace at Far Heath

    We set up an unusual Drum Recording day at Far Heath Studios with recording engineer Angus Wallace. Angus came up with his idea a while back after being inspired by