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In this free drum lesson, Jared Falk and DrumLessons.com sound engineer Victor Guidera, guide you through the microphones and miking techniques used for getting the snare drum sound you hear on all the free drum lessons on DrumLessons.com. This free drum lesson on snare drum miking is loaded with tips for bottom and top microphone positioning, and includes some tricks you can use to avoid microphone leakage.
You have to realize that there are numerous factors that contribute to the sound you’ll be getting from your snare drum. Having good quality snare drums, good tuning and drumming abilities, comes before having the best microphones and knowing the best miking techniques in the world. You should work on getting your snare drum to sound as awesome as possible before you start capturing its sound with a microphone. Therefore, if you’re lacking on good tuning skills and knowledge on muffling techniques, we encourage you to check the free drum lessons “How To Tune Your Snare Drum” and “How To Muffle Your Drums“. If you want to improve on your snare drumming technique, we encourage you to check the “free drum lessons on the 40 drum rudiments” that we have here at DrumLessons.com.
To learn about common technical terms and theory behind drum set miking for both live and studio settings, check the free drum lesson “Drum Set Mic Technique Overview“. You’ll learn about audio spectrums, frequency responses, and how the type of microphones used affects the overall sound you’re capturing.
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