Recorderman Overhead Drum Mic Technique

Here is a simple way to capture an entire drum kit with just two microphones as pioneered by the infamous "Recorderman." By using a string to align both the bass drum and snare in the very center of the stereo image, you will get a very solid center channel and reasonably balanced sound from the kit. You can also compliment this setup with close mikes for a more traditional sound.

This has a whole lot of sound for a two mic system. Normally, I would probably add a snare mic and a kick drum mic for a bit more depth.

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