Miking a Drum Kit – Part 3: Mid-Side

The mid-side recording technique for drums only requires two mics and can be a great way to capture a recording which can then be widened at the time of mixing and is also mono compatible. For this technique, you will require an ordinary cardioid condenser mic and a...
Miking a Drum Kit – Part 2: Just Overheads

Miking a Drum Kit – Part 2: Just Overheads

It’s often the case that mics are limited in number within a band’s available gear. So if you’re limited by the number of mics, your budget or just the amount of channels in your mixer, you might want to consider miking the kit with just a pair of...

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...

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...
Introduction to Compression

Introduction to Compression

Sooner or later you’re going to get to a point where you need to use a compressor. If you don’t really know what a compressor does, or even if you know what it does, but don’t have the slightest idea how to use one, this article is for you. I often...