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There is a really cool and easy way to get good overhead drum sounds in phase at home called the Recorderman technique. It's not the same as the 3:1 rule, but it works well and is super easy.

Posted by eric w. | October 30, 2008 3:35 PM

Excellent link. Thank you, Eric W.

Posted by trent moorman | October 30, 2008 3:38 PM

The plywood trick is awesome. I only have a small basement to work with.

Posted by patknives | October 30, 2008 3:49 PM

Sweet beans. How 'bout a mic at the opposite end of the room? How close to the wall? Say hi B-osch from J-osh. Word.

Posted by Pico D. Donkey | October 30, 2008 3:58 PM

Another great technique for adding ambience to drums recorded in small spaces is to use a very short delay on the room/ambient mics. We're talking

Posted by danmohr | October 30, 2008 6:09 PM

I must try the short delay!!!! Here I go.....

Posted by WOLF BLITZER: SPECIAL REPORT | October 30, 2008 6:40 PM

Today I walked into the lobby of the Stranger and introduced myself to the attendent. I thought they should know me since I read Line Out.

Posted by WOLF BLITZER: SPECIAL REPORT | October 30, 2008 6:43 PM

I love these sound check articles!

Posted by andrv | October 30, 2008 7:43 PM

Ah, home drum recording. A biatch to pull off and make them sound good. Phasing does seem to have a mind of its own.

I think it's all so much trial and error / trial vs. error.

Good words here.

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