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How do you record drums? What’s the best way to record drums? How do you get a good drum sound? Well, now that we’re all asking these questions, we need answers. So let’s dive in and learn how! First, we’ll explore what gear is necessary for recording drums, as well as some tips on mic placement. Finally, there will be a list of guidelines for getting the most out of your drum recordings. This  post is an ultimate guide to recording drums – let do this together!

After the drums have been set up, it’s time to hit the record. But how do you go about getting a great drum sound? There are many different ways to get the best possible recording of your kit, and this article will guide you through all of them! It starts by deciding whether or not you want each drum miked separately or as one large group. You can also add more microphones if they aren’t already there to capture every nuance of the drums. Finally, to make sure that everything is recorded correctly and that no mistakes happen on playback, make sure to use headphones while recording so that you can hear what’s going on better. If you’re interested in recording drums, or if you want to know more about the process of how this is done, then read on! This article will cover everything from choosing a location for your drum kit and mic placement to editing and mastering. Before you even set up your drum kit, you need to make sure that you have a great sounding room. The room will influence the overall sound of the final “product”.

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Have my room good acoustics?

The most important aspect of recording drums is the acoustics of your recording room. You have to learn about and become familiar with Acoustics, as they can turn an average recording into professional-sounding songs or a professional recording into amateur sounding tracks. As realistic as it sounds, trust your ears on this one! Listen to all sorts of music through a high-quality pair of headphones  so that you can hear deep bass without distortion, try recording yourself playing guitar and listen back to how full the recording sounds, and then listen to some other songs where everything seems in sync.  It may sound obvious but make sure there are no distracting noises from outside either, like traffic! In a recording studio, you’d have to make sure the room was soundproofed and also had some way of recording accurate bass frequencies maybe by using ‘bass traps. If you’re recording yourself jamming in your bedroom, then the most important thing is that there aren’t any distracting noises coming from outside. In this case, it’s best to cover up all windows with heavy curtains and duvets so that other sounds don’t get picked up during recording. Of course, you’d probably need something pretty thick too! Nowadays, recording equipment is very affordable, so booking an expensive recording studio is not always necessary.

For the best sound, we only use fully functional and flawless equipment. That means no cables that produce a buzzing noise when played with or any broken cymbals for effect – they have to be perfect if you want it on record! We’re picky about our drumsets, too; cheap ones are out of bounds unless you’re aiming for an off-sounding recording. The most important thing when recording drums is how you’re going to capture them! Each style has different requirements so let’s look at each one individually. So, choose the room, the drum equipment, and tune drums according to the sound you want to achieve. If you lack drumming equipment, use what you have and make sure you get the best possible sound. It’s important that your drum set sounds good and you don’t have any unnecessary overtones. This can be avoided by placing the duck tape on the bottom drum head.


Mic placement is a significant part of any recording technique. It’s important to know a bit about placement before you approach recording your drum set. How many mics you use and where you position them will be a very big factor in the sound you capture. In this article we will discuss the main points to bear in mind when you go to record your drums, and also a few handy tips to know along the way. It’s possible to mic a drum set with only one mic and get a pretty decent sound. Using more microphones gives you more options and allows you to control the individual voices of the instrument independently. With a standard five piece drum set and cymbals, quite often around six to eight mics will be used  in some cases, a lot more than that. Before we get into the actual miking and placement, let’s talk a little about the actual kit sound. There are various miking techniques. It’s important to know which style you are recording. Professional studios record drums with at least 7 microphones for a 5-piece drum kit where every component has its own mike plus 2 overheads. To get more control, engineers add bottom mics, room mics, and bass drum mic that goes inside. It’s important to know that recording drums is a very subjective matter. More mics mean more control; that is why professional studios use 10 mics or more. An experienced recording engineer knows how to make any recording sound great using just one microphone. Some techniques can be used to achieve this result. Unfortunately, an inexperienced recording engineer has no idea about these techniques and usually gets poor results by how many mics he uses. But yes, it is possible two record drums with only two mics. It is usually done with two overheads. So let’s say you have a 5-piece drum set. You would use 11 mics.


If you want to do the right  you should mic every component.

3 on the toms

2 on the snare (top and bottom)

2 on the bass drum (inside and out)

2 overheads

1 hi-hat mic

1 room mic

You can always add more room mics like bottom tom mics.

Build Independence Between Hands and Feet
Drumming utilizes all four limbs to play together or independently of one another. Where most beginner drummers tend to stumble is when learning new rhythms and drum patterns, where the hands and feet perform different subdivisions. Here are some tremendous linear drum beats that will help to build independence between your hands and your feet.

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