Sound Check Jesus, Mic the Drums
posted by August 30 at 11:30 AMon
God is good, gear is great.
Here’s a two-minute drill with Gary Reynolds at Electrokitty Studio setting up mics to record drums. The kit is simple: Ludwig kick, brass Pearl snare, and Zildjian hi-hats.
Gary gets hyper corduroy on the snare and he hates hi-hat mics. His placement and touch are expert. He’s like a really good dentist. He comes in, gets good drum sounds, and you’re onto recording. Just like a dentist comes in, bangs out the cleaning and is onto their afternoon round of golf.
Snare - 441 hyper-cardioid
Kick drum - RE-20 and a 47
Hi-hats - 451
Overhead - U-47
Room – U-87’s, pair of ribbons
Carrie Underwood recorded her vocals for “Jesus, Take the Wheel” at Electrokitty. Her picture and gazillion copy selling record hang in the lounge. I don’t know how I feel about her using Jesus’ name in the title of her song.