So we have recorded some drums last week and for some reason, the cymbals have the weird flutter sound on the recording. It seems to be just on the overhead mics (Glyn Johns technique) but I can't tell for sure, i sense some flutter on the room mic too which had the 20 dB pad on (so there shouldn't be any overloading there).
Some cymbal flutter is to be expected as those things wobble around when hit and thus go in and out of phase a little, but not that much, right? The preamps didn't overload (peak at around -10 dB when playing the full kit like a crazy person) and the levels in Pro Tools were fine too (-10 dB peaks). We recorded at 24 bit, 48 kHz, so it can't be a too low bit rate either. Preamps went right into the interface.
What's going on there and how can I avoid this in the future? I had the pads on the MK012. The floor tom mic was rather close to the ride so overloading could happen there, but the top mic flutters much more and is much farther away from everything. Please help!
I attached 2 WAV files, it's original audio, unprocessed, just normalized and bounced to 16 bit.
Audio from all drum mics and more pictures of the setup here: Drum Mic Overload.zip