what are the two main sonic advantages of micing the underside of a snare drum,
adds brightness, adds length to sample
why is it important to maintain an equal height distance from the drum set with all overhead mics
to keep everything in phase, otherwise sound will be smaller out of phase.
how do we lessen the bleed from the surrounding drums when micing a specific drum
you aim the mic at the strike of the hit. also aim towards the sound source of drum and only drum sound. minimizing bleed from other drums must keep third party sound sources out of the polar pattern area of the mic
when moving a microphone and the stand it is mounted on where do you hold.
onto the mic, and the cables/stand together other hand
what is the difference in a spaced pair of drum overhead sand an xy pair
spaced pair allows for micing more of a specific sound source. making it more wider as well. xy is more accurate stereo image of the sound
why do you reverse polarity of mic placed on bottom underneath snare drum when micing both top and bottom?
because when the drum hits, the head vibrates down and up and down. Now when that moves the diaphragms of the microphone, it will move them in complete opposites of eachother cancelling out the sound. Moving the underside rev polarity puts them in phase with eachother. It is also much easier to reverse one, rather than the entire rest of the kits mic’s, which would cause the entire kit to be backwards of eachother.
how do i position the mic on a drum in order to get more of the stick hitting the drum.
You angle the mic towards the stick hit, at 45 degrees. Unless you are trying to get a different sound you could angle off axis more but still aim at the stick hit.
what are two sonic advantages of removing the front head of the kick drum when recording
sound it tighter, can customize the sound more
what 2 sonic advantages of having front head kick drum oon.
lower resonant sound,
sounds more live
what is a matched pair of mics, and why important to use matched pair when using stereo micing technique
matched pairs are ones that were made one after the other on an assembly line. same time of day, humidity, weather, barometric pressure, hands feet, and sweat to make them almost identical. One’s made with same parts, same person will sound different if one made in alaskan winter and one made in florida summer
what drum head is tuned for the tone of the drum,
drum head tuned for stick definition and rebound?
non coated
differences between coated and non coated drums
coated head more warm, and tonal
non coat is bright and snappy
when tuning a drum head, what type of pattern is used in selecting the order of lugs to tighten, why is order important.
use the star pattern. Because you want the drum head to evenly tighten causing the entire drum head to sound like it should and in tune. tightening one side more than the other will produce higher tone, harder rebound etc
what are 4 sonic advantages when phase coherency is not achieved in your micing
bad stereo image
bad phasing
inconsistencies with volume in tracks
generally makes sound like crap
lose your low end
when micing a drum set what two variables must be observed in order to ensure you room mics are in phase with eachother and the rest of the mics.
distance from sound source.
height from ground
which type of wood is louder and more resonant in a drum kit, maple or birch
which metal mentioned in the drum tuning video is loudest and best material for the snares of a snare drum
how does size of drum effect how much of a turn you must apply to the lugs hwen tuning the drum head, which gets largest turn.
the higher pitched the drum, the more turns it needs.
the kick drum needs little turns as it is low. snare needs most because the highest