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.
Overhead One: 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.