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Recording a Bass Drum with 2 Microphones

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14min

(21)


Fab looks at how to record a bass drum with two microphones and explores the benefits (and problems) of doing that.

Chapters:
-Best positions with D112 + 47FET
-Best positions with MD421+U87
-Best positions with M88+Royer122
-Checking phase relationships
-Balancing the two mics
-Guided comparisons between the different sounds, mics and positions

The attached zip file contains the audio examples of every single microphone pair in solo and in context with the snare and the overheads. Please download the files and use it to form your taste, experiment and help you choose which microphones you will be using next time.

Exercise files
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Transcript
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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is a Grammy winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of pureMix.net.

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has been nominated for Grammys 6 times, including two Latin Grammys and has received many other accolades around the world, including Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards and US independent music awards.

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juancopro-flow
2012 Aug 26
nice vid, i like the second set up the best. Real punchy and knocking!
Icetea335
2012 Aug 01
Hey Fab, How is moving the mic compared to using phase invert on the preamp? Thanks!
PoPe
2012 Jan 20
nice! The ribbon sounds sooooooo fat man.
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