Drum Miking Tips & Tricks for Home, Studio & Stage: Part 2-Snare Drum

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In this 4 part video series of Drum Miking Tips & Tricks, we break down some techniques you can use for recording drums at home, in the studio and on stage.

The series breaks it down to the 4 major components of the drum kit being the kick drum, snare, rack and floor toms and overheads which covers the cymbals and hi-hats. Here’s Part 2:

Snare Drum

In this video, we dig deep into snare drum mic placement, the usefulness of mic clamps and the relationship between top and bottom snare microphones. Much like the kick drum, the snare drum is another integral part of any drum kit set up and capturing the best sound possible of this drum can take your recordings or live sound to the next level. It also helps to have a nicely tuned drum to start with too.

In case you missed it, here’s Part 1 on the Kick Drum:

Thanks to AKG for the use of the DP-Concert Series Drum Mic Pack for these videos.

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