Miking a Drum Kit – Part 1: The Full Monty

Miking a Drum Kit – Part 1: The Full Monty

Pretty much anyone could mic a kit by just throwing mics up in what appear to be sensible places. But it’s good to have a few methods up your sleeve for when your mic or mixer channel resources are limited. So I’ve written a series of posts on micing a...

Using a Line6 Variax live and in the studio

  I’d like to go on record as saying I have always loved and still love the sound of real analogue tube amps, and proper instruments. They have an  infinite amount of nuance to them compared with their digital counterparts in the same way that...

Tips for DIY Live Sound

If you’re the lucky guy or girl whose job it is to mix the band as well as play your instrument or sing, you’ll know how tricky it is to wear both these hats. There’s a lot of pressure. I’ve been in this role myself for the last several years...

Recording with Sam Eason

A few months  ago I was lucky to see Scott Matthews in the Colston Hall in Bristol, which in itself is a great experience, but I was treated to another great act that evening in the form of singer-songwriter Sam Eason, whose songs are poignant, personal and...

Compressor Variations

We covered a general guide to compression in my last post. There are many different types of compressor though, and getting to know them and how they work, will help yo ass out, so here we go… Regular ole’ Compressor In McDSP’s 4030c compressor...