Academy Dashboard Forum Production Recording Techniques Kick with 2 mics Reply To: Kick with 2 mics

Guido tum Suden

    Hi Nathan,

    First the disclaimer: There's no right or wrong in music. If it sounds good it is good.
    That just means if I make suggestions here and you find the results not as good as yours, go back to your setting even when the phase doesn't look so good after the first wave.

    Since you are recording two different drum heads a change in the waveform is to be expected.
    You wrote you get weird results. Does that mean it sounds weird or the waveforms look weird?

    From the setting I can see, I would guess, you are aiming for a very low sound where the click of the kick is not that important.
    If not and even if, try different settings and move the mic around in the kick.
    For example: Move the Shure much further inside and the AKG to where the Shure it is now.
    Or instead of the AKG use a dynamic vocal mic inside and leave the Shure where it is now. Or use that setting with the AKG as a third mic but move it further away from where it is now (if your room sounds good), in that case you have a mic for the beater, one for the low end of the drum head and one for the low sound of the resonance head.
    Try more settings, even weird ones, then compare them and think about which one suits the song best.