Drum Miking Tips & Tricks for Home, Studio & Stage: Part 4-Overhead Mics

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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 4:

Overhead Mics

In this video, we dive into several overhead mic techniques, positions and what we can expect to hear when moving these microphones around. We’ll cover some classic positions, and take a look at a slightly less conventional method, which many of us may have heard on classic Led Zeppelin drum recordings. It’s amazing how much your drum sounds can change with just these two mics.

In case you missed them, here are Parts 1, 2 & 3  on the Kick, Snare, Rack & Toms:

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

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