Re: Home recording for beginners

Deja vu …

Original post removed as spam plagiarism

Topic moved to the “Recording Techniques” section.

“Normal” microphones may not be a good choice for “close mic’ing” as the sound pressure level close to a drum skin can be extreme. “Dynamic” microphones can usually handle toms reasonably well, and at a push may do a reasonable job with kick drum and snare, but “normal” condenser or electret microphones are likely to be badly overloaded, reducing the sound quality of the recording and possibly causing permanent damage to the microphone.

Unless it is acceptable to have a very “distant” sound of the drum kit, the minimum number of microphones is likely to be 2. One for the kick drum and one for the rest. Personally I quite like using 3 microphones - one for the kick drum and a pair of overheads for the rest of the kit. This can produce a very natural well balanced sound, but requires nice acoustics in the room where the recording takes place.

For a big “rock” sound, there is little alternative to close mic’ing the entire kit - or at the very least, least separate mics for snare and kick drum.

The other alternative is to use electronic drums, unless the idea of that makes you feel queasy :wink:

My top tips for home recording would be, 1) pay a good deal of attention to microphone placement, and the acoustic of the room where you are recording and recording levels. Lots of soft furnishings, carpets and curtains can help reduce unwanted echoes. Well recorded source material will greatly improve the ease of producing a good mix, but poor source material makes it extremely difficult or impossible to get a good finished product. 2) Don’t delay recording - even a bad, unusable take is useful experience.

Unfortunately it appears that the original poster has been deleted - probably due to plagiarising Chris Wickham’s article with the intent of sneaking spam through the system.
I say “unfortunately” because there were a couple of interesting points, and a forum topic about multi-track home recording could be informative and interesting for many users. If anyone would like to contribute to a discussion and tips from their own experience of multi-track recording, please feel free to do so. (not an invitation to spammers :wink: )

can anyone tell me how to get rid of some background noises?

<<<can anyone tell me how to get rid of some background noises?>>>

Highly likely, but not from where you posted. Nobody will ever find you down here. Copy your post and navigate to here…

Then scroll down until you get to your version of Audacity, and scroll some more until you get to your computer type and post your brains out.

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