Drum kits are a swine to record. Just set the kit up, shove microphones all over it, press record, let rip, and it will sound like a lump of turd.
Musically speaking, “the drums” is a single acoustic instrument. Yet it comprises many different instruments recorded across multiple channels simultaneously, with many microphones potentially pushing and pulling against each other.
Drum recording requires a bit of time and thought.”Fix it in the mix” is an approach to recording you might have come across.
The Beat Shed ethos is the absolute opposite.Continue reading