Originally Posted by Nu-tra
Oh cool this is how I position my overheads. So it's a couple of steps to my left and I'm lined up with my kick and snare. Do you put your mics close to the floor?
I never worry about the kick and snare in the overs being to loud in one side......
as far as placement its never the same .........Close , but not a rule
If i have a drummer hitting a ride soft in some part of the song i will move the over closer to that ride till i get the sound i want,
If the drummer is slamming ALL the cymbals i can keep the overs up higher and farther apart,
As far as A wide stereo pattern i love to get it as wide as i can,.... some songs and drummers will be wider. depending on how they hit the toms and cymbals
I pan the rack toms hard with floor in the center and pan the overs hard and the rooms hard ... but can be changed at mixdown if i want.....
I cant remember ever having a kick snare centering problem,
As someone has said in this thread before, Get your levels rite and sounding the way you want them in the final mix when you track them and you will have less troubles at mix down.
Do you put your Mic's close to the floor?
Not that i can remember....... but there are NO rules
Have fun, every song is different