Originally Posted by SeniorityFedup
Well some one find them quick.
Will a ribbon as an overhead, stereo or mono... produce similar drum results as in rainbows IYHO.
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a post with abstract thinking. " lol slutz
No, I think it's mostly the drums & tuning, the drummer, playing lightly but firmly and a nice pretty dead room.
The guy sounds like a drum machine -really tight and plays strange and "inhuman" (in the good meaning of the word) grooves!
Ribbons might help and a mono U47 overhead wouldn't hurt anyone
I've also seen Nina Simone live at Bordeux 1976 DVD and the drummer had a mono RE20 as drum overhead and the drum sound had some resemblance to one kind of "In Rainbows" drums - the dry, tight, mid-rangey sound...
They obviously close mic the cymbals with ribbons - so you get separately only cymbals and smooth sound because of the ribbons, then you get a nice dimension of the whole kit from the "ueber mic" U47 and the rest is classic drum micing approach as I can see... You also need Nigel Godrich to mix it...
Or better - forget all this, sure - ribbons as overheads are classic (altgough they were used as "cymbal" mics there) - but - invent your own sound...