#1
I need suggestions. I always love to record my drums with 8 Samson Mics through a Presonus Firestudio Project to Reaper, but I'm having issues.

I have a mic for each tom, and just recently the mic on the right side rack tom has started... clipping? It makes the most annoying sound at random times!!! But the mic still works though other than that. I am very frustrated with this. Listen to a clip I recorded a few moments ago:

http://soundcloud.com/tmusician/test

Any suggestions of what to look out for/do?
#3
I haven't always had this problem, I had been using all the mics and cables for months.
#4
Cables can develop problems. The whole "random times" thing is a bit of a red flag that the mic and gain staging are probably fine. That basically leaves the cable.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

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