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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:08 am 
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Well I was just wondering, when I record my drums I think my overheads are getting to much of the bass drum/snare/toms on the tracks. I know thats kind of the idea with the overheads, but it just makes it harder to "isolate" the tracks. If you know what I mean!!
How can I avoid this? I use two overhead mics..

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:55 am 
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I'm finishing up a recording project with some friends. Our overheads picked up the drums, too, but we managed to kill most of it with a high pass filter set around 1KHz or so.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:21 am 
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a high pass at 1k! you lose soooo much of the cymbal sound that way!

i've actually found i can get very good results by close micing cymbals instead of using overheads. i know andy sneap close mic's cymbals but i'm not sure if he used overheads aswell or not.

if you're trying to fix it in the mix then i would put some compression on the overheads, set the threshold just above where the cymbal hits tend to sit at and set the ratio to 4:1 or 5:1 with a fast attack time. this should bring down the level of your snare hits (which i tend to find comes through way louder than the cymbals, but it all depends on the drummer tbh)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:47 am 
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I wished you drummers would chime in here more often. I learn so much just reading how y'all do stuff.

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