Drum Miking Tips & Tricks for Home, Studio & Stage: Part 3-Rack & Floor Toms

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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 3:

Rack & Floor Toms

In this video we look at the rack and floor tom mic positioning, keeping these mics as isolated as possible and again like in our snare drum video, how handy mic clamps can really be. Capturing clear and crisp rack and floor toms sounds can really bring your drum recordings and live stage sound to life, so getting it right at the source is vital.

In case you missed it, here’s Part 1 & 2 on the Kick and Snare Drums:

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

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