#1
okay im going to be recording drums real soon for a my 4 track demo.

i am wanting to know is it possible to record drums with 1 mic?

if so where should i put it.

im using a sonor drum set.

heres whats on it:

hi hat
snare
kick drum
1 tom
2 tom
floor tom
crash
ride
china cymbal
cow bell
#2
with a lot of positioning, i would imagine you could. My friend recorded every instrument with his laptop mic and it sounded great haha. It's all about placement.
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#3
Quote by SideshowRaven24
with a lot of positioning, i would imagine you could. My friend recorded every instrument with his laptop mic and it sounded great haha. It's all about placement.


oh sweet.

im recording:
guitar,bass,keyboard, acoustics all stereo out of there amps.


so ya the drums are the thing that will be recorded through a mic.

and vocals to but ya that will be easy.
#4
Well, it is possible, but you won't exactly get a professional result. You'll have to really experiment with placement if you want to hear a good mix of the drums. Record about 30 seconds of full kit play in various positions with the mic. You could try a couple of few in front, behind the kit, above the kit, or in a place in the room where the kit sounds good.

It'll take some experimenting, but I think you'll be able to achieve a passable result.
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#5
thanks guys.

i will give it a try once i set up the drums again and figure out how i want it to sound.
#6
You may want to get an omnidirectional mic and place it directly overhead the set. It's really good if you want the reverb of the room. Good luck.
#7
No matter how good you get it, it will sound old-school. Reason is that pre-Beatles, that's how it was done. One mic in the room, placed in the best possible spot. That gave you your roomy sounding "kit in a room" sound of the 1950's. (actually, more like 'band in a room' but whatever....)

All modern drum recording is done with a number of mics and a combination of close and distant miking, with the close mics figuring quite prominently in the drum mix.

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