Academy Dashboard Forum Production Recording Techniques Pre Gain recording Drums Reply To: Pre Gain recording Drums


    if you like the way your mic pre saturate (i have a hamptone jfet that i use this way)i pad everything for the distortion
    on my tascam mixer i keep my mic unpadded (unless they are overloading) and the mic pres gain as low as possible
    api preamp clones always need to pad they are so loud but sound so good on drums
    not to mention ive never had a drummer hit the same way
    but every guy has a different idea im destroying the transient with the hamptone on snare and tapeop guys told me i was doing it take this with a grain of salt