How To Record Drums

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About Course

Richie Beretta is a professional producer and engineer that has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. He has credits with Beyonce, Major Lazer and Dillon Francis to name a few. In this course, Richie demonstrates how to track drums. In 19 lessons, Richie will demonstrate the mics and techniques he uses to get the best sounding drum recordings.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Learn to track drums.
  • Learn to use different microphones and how they affect your recordings.
  • Go through different recording techniques.
  • Learn audio processing to fit your needs.

Course Content

Microphones For Your Drum Kit
Richie discusses common kick drum, snare drum, tom, cymbal, overhead, and room mics.

  • Kick Drum Mics
    03:37
  • Snare Drum Mics
    01:47
  • Tom Mics
    04:02
  • Cymbal And Overhead Mics
    03:21
  • Room Microphones
    05:26

Placing Mics On Your Kit
Richie demonstrates how to place the mic for a kick drum, snare, and tom.

Overhead Mic Placement
Richie discusses placement of over head and back overhead, as well as compression and alternative overhead placement.

Working With Room Mics
Richie discusses the placement of overhead and room mics, as well as processing and compression.

Tracking Your Drums
Richie demonstrates how to track drums with a drummer and creating a drum comp in Pro Tools.

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