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How many mics for a 6 piece kit
Old 15th April 2020
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How many mics for a 6 piece kit

As the title suggests I want to know about how to mic up a 6 piece drum kit.

Just interested to see what everyone here would do.
Old 15th April 2020
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metal or jazz, double kick or two snares, diy/home studio or concert hall?

could be anything from one to ca. sixteen mics...
Old 15th April 2020
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So sadly my uncle passed away and i ended up with his drum kit because I’m the only one in the family into music production.

It’s a remo kit with purple glitter so it’s pretty cool.
Double kick, one snare and he loved his glam metal,

Last edited by Powerbreed; 15th April 2020 at 10:52 PM.. Reason: Missing info
Old 16th April 2020
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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah View Post
metal or jazz, double kick or two snares, diy/home studio or concert hall?

could be anything from one to ca. sixteen mics...

























what he said
Old 16th April 2020
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Home studio
Old 16th April 2020
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I like to use a good well placed stereo overhead and an inside kick and I'm good to go for a very coherent spooky you are there feel.
Old 16th April 2020
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Depends on the production. If I'm doing remote drum tracking, unless I'm told otherwise, I got full modern type production.
So, 6 drums for me would probably look like this:
One mic on each drum
Stereo Overheads
Hat
Stereo room.
Possibly a closer mono room
A stunt mic. Lately that's a ribbon over the BD pointed at the knee of the drummer.

So that's 13. I might add outside BD if necessary, so that add 1 or 2 (2 in your case, if you'll actually used both bass drums).
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