Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about recording drums:
- Apogee – How to Record Drums With Two Microphones and How to Record Drums With Multiple Microphones
Bob Clearmountain and Matt Chamberlain show you the best way of recording drums with 2 mics and multiple microphones.
- iDrum Magazine – Alex Reeves Guide To Recording Drums
Alex Reeves’ Guide To Recording Drums is a series featured in iDrum Magazine. The lessons cover drumming, drum and cymbal choice, recording techniques, and mixing tips.
- Full Sail University – How To Record Drums
Full Sail University’s Darren Schneider goes over the basics of miking a drum kit.
- Jon Stinson – Recording Drums 101: A Home Studio Recording Guide For Pro Sounding Drums
Jon shows you the Brendan O’Brien two mic drum recording setup and more.
- Recording Revolution – The Power Of Recording Drums With One Microphone
Minimist drum recording is my personal favorite. One mic is all you need to get a great drum sound.
- Recording Revolution – The $300 Studio Challenge: Recording Drums
Embrace low budget drum recording. Save your hard-earned money.
- Recording Revolution – The Glyn Johns Drum Recording Method
Glyn Johns is a drum recording legend. Learn how to get his amazing drum sounds.
- Royer Labs – Drum Recording Tips
Royer Labs is a worldclass mic manufacturer. They detail several drum recording setups with lots of pictures.
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- Drumeo – Recording Drums
Drumeo has a series of videos that guide you through recording drums and mixing drums.
- Drumeo – Drum Set Mic Technique Overview
Learn technical terms, drum miking theory, and how to choose drum microphones.
- Drumeo – How To Mic A Bass Drum
Learn how to record a kick drum with good quality budget microphones and more.
- Drumeo – How To Mic A Snare Drum
Learn how to record a snare drum and get tips on microphone positioning.
- Drumeo – How To Mic Cymbals
Learn how to record the ride cymbal, hi-hat, and other cymbals.
- Drumeo – How To Mic Toms
Learn how to record toms, including tricks to avoid microphone leakage.
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- Recording Magazine – Recording the Drum Kit
Recording Magazine gives you mic and preamp recommendations, tips on mic positioning, and more.
- For Dummies – Miking the Drumset in Your Home Recording Studio
For Dummies gives solutions for recording drums in home studios.
- Shure – Five Techniques for Stereo Miking Drums
Shure mics are the go-to microphones for recording. They provide sound examples and visual aids to help you identify the different stereo drum miking techniques.
- Recording Drums by Sound on Sound
A structured and frustration-free approach to the time-consuming task of recording the drum kit.
- Recording Drums in your Home Studio by Propellerheads
Tips and recording techniques for recording drums in your personal home studio.
- Drum Recording Secrets of Butch Vig
Butch Vig discusses his key drum recording methods, working with Dave Grohl, and what to do when it’s not working.
- Sound Better – Recording Drums like the Beatles
Ideas on recreating the classic signal chains of The Beatles for recording drums.
- Sweetwater Sound – How To Mic Drums for Recording Part One — Two Microphones
Learn the two mic technique for recording drums.
- Sweetwater Sound – How To Mic Drums for Recording Part Two — Four Microphones
Learn the four mic technique for recording drums.
- Glenn Fricker’s How To Record Heavy Drums Part 0
If you’re into heavy drumming, Glenn Fricker takes you for a NSFW trip into face-melting drum sounds. Part 1: Setup, Part 2: Overhead Mic, Part 3: Drum Triggers, Part 4: Kick Drum Mic.
- Tips for Recording Drums and Cymbals Separately
Drummers hate it, but sometimes you sacrifice for a certain sound.
- The 6 Best Mics for Recording Bass Guitar and Kick Drums
Here’s 6 mics that can serve double-duty in your mic cabinet. A few are classic choices for recording the bass drum.
- The Drum Recording Handbook
Bobby Owsinski is one of my trusted favorites. This book covers drum recording and includes an index so you can search for solutions quickly.
So that’s a pretty big list! But it’s the best of what’s out there.
Unless you think I missed something? Share your favorite sources of drum recording advice in the comments.