My good friends and outstanding engineers Bob Horn (Usher, Nelly, Timbaland) and Erik Reichers (Snoop Dogg, Bono) and I have recently released our most detailed music production course to date:
Producing & Mixing at Echo Bar Studios.
In this course Bob and Erik show you how to transform a rough song idea into a full blown production and how to add the final polish & increase energy with your mix. You get to see the full process, all the way from recording and micing techniques to adding extra layers of instrumentation, vocal production and mixing. The course is over 11 hours long!
Today, I want to share a very cool excerpt of this course with you:
Recording Snare Drums
Erik and Bob share a special micing technique that will help you keep the high-hat bleed out of your snare mics and show you where to place your microphones to achieve a full and punchy snare drum sound. I hope you enjoy the tutorial!
Check out the full course here. We’re currently running a special promotion, which will give you a bonus course of up to $150 value for free!
I hope this tutorial has helped you to gain new insights on how achieve a great snare sound. Please comment and leave any questions you might have below!
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,
Someday, I will be in a place in life where I’ll actually be mic’ing a drum kit. When that day comes I’ll have made it.
Aw shucks I’m sure you will my friend @l_scott_knight:disqus!! Have a marvellous tim recording and mixing, many thanks Warren
I was in the studio today, setting up drum mics. if I had my hacksaw with me I’d have done this. Great idea and I will eventually do this. Thanks Warren, and thanks to Erik and Bob.
Haha @plap-disqus-2e65f2f2fdaf6c699b223c61b1b5ab89:disqus hopefully you won’t use a hacksaw! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren
Get a Granelli G5790 and you won’t even need to do this.
Tape is cheaper than paying another $150 for another SM57 you don’t need. Even if they offered the 90 degree adapter, tape is still cheaper… just sayin…
I have found a great setup at home ;
I bought a second-hand large snare-drum (an old Royal , dutch brand) a while ago , mainly for sampling and such.
The top-head popped because it was old .
I then realized an old trick for recording horns -> use a drum-head between mic and horn .
Since I also LOVE to re-record and re-vibrate ( with added materials ) sound via speakers ,
I realized I had a tune-able resonance chamber , and tie-wrapped my mic to the metal rod which makes the snare unit inside .
Recording behind a head gives a very solid sound , especially for beefing up tracks …enjoy man !