KILLER DRUM RECORDINGS
I've been trying some radical mic combinations and placements to achieve different kit sounds and I've come up with a 2 mic setup that really kicks *ss.
My kit is a 5 piece Premier Artist series in Birch with Zildgian cymbals. I've got a RE-20 on the kick. Kick has both heads and I'm placing the mics about 3 " left of center and about 5" back from the head. A C-1 diaphram (2")with pop screen horizontally 3 feet directly over the 2 rack toms. These are going back to the console in mono on seperate channels with 4:1 compression and no gate. After I print, I'm adding a chorus/ detune patch from the Lexicon for coloring and finally a slight hall reverb for ambience.
If you record real drums, try this. You won't believe how amazing the sound is for a 2-mic setup. I've been micing everything seperately for years, but read a recent article in Home Recording magazine and deceided to try it out.