I've been doing a bit of experimenting with my drums sounds lately and
would like to try the Glyn Johns method.
I just want to check i'm getting this
exactly right so I can compare with my other recordings.
Im using 4 mics, 2
overheads (C414's), 1 snare mic (SM57) and a kick mic (D112) + my home made sub kick
paired up with the D112. My kit is a well tuned Pearl masters.
set up directly above the centre of my snare drum, facing down, 40" above the snare.
Panned right to 3 o'clock
Overhead Two: Set up 4-6" above the floor tom and
exactly 40" away from the dead centre of the snare, angled so the mic capsule is pointing
directly at the dead centre. Panned left to 9 o'clock
Snare and kick spot mics
placed to taste.
I think i'm pretty close with this but feel free to let me
know of any changes you'd make or suggest!
Would it be better to listen to both
overhead mics individually first or as a pair?
Levels wise i'm assuming i'm
aiming at the same level from both overheads when the snare is hit, and that the snare
feels central in the stereo image.
Assuming I throw the C414 into carded does
it matter if the stand and mic body is placed in front, behind or coming in from the
drummers left hand side, just as long as the mic capsule itself is directly over the dead
centre of the snare?
Many thanks in advance.