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Coles 4038
Old 23rd December 2010
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Coles 4038

Hello Scott, it's a pleasure to have you here. I really love the Coles 4038 for overheads and I see you use them often for Overheads too.

Can you please explain how you position them on the drums to get a nice stereo image and to have the snare and bass drum centered?

Also if you can share any additional tips on these Mics and maybe on bass drum miking technique. I see you recorded sometimes in pretty small rooms. Do you also use room mics? Thanks!!
Old 30th December 2010
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Hiya, Ken or Mr Scott here.

The best way for you to find out about my mike placement would be to go to:
Ken Scot - Drum recording special video series with top recording engineer

You should find everything you need there.

As far as distant mics go, I use them when needed and when it's possible to record them. Obviously a small drum booth doesn't work well for distance and if there are other musicians playing live at the same time you can't use them either.

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