This is one perspective.

Here’s a simple, common-sense method to record a great-sounding drum kit on only four tracks. I’ve always been a follower of the less-is-more philosophy, and this kit technique goes all the way back to my analog 4-/8-/12-track days when track economy was a must.

There have, of course, been volumes dedicated to recording “trap kits”, from only two microphones to two mics on each drum! I think the concept of a drum kit as a group of separate instruments is off-base. A drum kit is an ensemble and has a “group sound”.

To me, using a mic on each drum is like multi-miking piano strings. And using so many mics can become a balance, EQ, and panning headache—as well as a phasing nightmare! [read]

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