A Beginners Guide to Mics for Acoustic Drums
Music is incredibly nuanced and detailed, regardless of what the genre is or of where the actual music originated from. A big part of building these dynamics in modern recorded music is to pay attention to the subtle tweaks one can make during the recording process. These dynamic changes could be anything from adding effects to your desired instrument, enhancing the equipment for better quality or lessening it for more of a lo-fi quality- which is kind of a trend these days with modern indie and trap rap bands- or manipulate the setting in which the instrument is being recorded.
Throughout the article, we will look into a lot of the latest mics and techniques that are used to record drums and how they could affect the sound of the final recorded product. Throughout the article, we will take a look at how you will go through the process of mic’ing your drums properly piece by piece, the proper equipment for each piece and how to manipulate it for your own sound construction.