I'm struggling to understand why you chose to use a technique that you
clearly don't yet understand! Surely, it makes more sense to at least understand the concept of a technique before you start using it? ;)
Eargasm95 wrote:How loud should the overheads be against the other drums?
They can be at whatever level and balance you like -- you're the recording engineer and producer! But you should be aware that the 'overheads' provide the entire overall drum set sound, so you would normally be balancing the accent mics (kick and -- only if really needed -- snare) to the overheads!
what separate EQ and compression settings would you recommend for each of the overheads?
Personally, I'd use none at all. I'd get the wanted sound character by choosing the right mics -- ribbons or capacitors or whatever....
Since the 'overheads' capture the entire set (including the kick) you certainly won't want to high-pass filter them like you would with more conventional (cymbal-only) overheads. And I'd probably leave any compression to a bus of the entire drum set mic rather than the individual mics -- unless you're after an unusual specific sound character.
Bear in mind that the GJ 3/4 mic drum recording technique is quite naturalistic and open-sounding. It will only work in a decent-sounding acoustic space. In a small boxy bedroom it will sound very small and boxy! :-)
what pan settings would you recommend for the overheads?
Depends how wide you want the drum set to sound. Most people seem to have them panned fully left-right. But it largely depends on how wide you want the drum set to sound, and what the room acoustic is like. GJ recommends half left-right, and I think that's a good place to start.
any help with this would be greatly appreciated!
There's quite a lot written on the web about the GJ drum technique, and most of it is sensible:https://www.recordingrevolution.com/the ... ng-method/https://www.wikiaudio.org/drum-micing-g ... technique/https://www.musictech.net/tutorials/tec ... ns-method/http://jonstinson.com/the-glynn-johns-t ... ing-setup/http://jonstinson.com/more-glyn-johns-d ... hn-bonham/https://producelikeapro.com/blog/glyn-j ... crophones/https://www.liveabout.com/drum-recordin ... od-1817865