« Last post by oldbobd on March 08, 2013, 10:04:56 AM »
The first drum session I ever did had only one snare mic underneith. Although the overheads gave some body, I grew to really dislike that sound.
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How high was your overhead mic on the drums?
Dino, I saw your diagram again, and I think that the overhead being a bi-directional pattern is bringing out the middle of the drums (reducing level on the edges of the kit). This is why I didn't like the HF boost on the overhead. I think an omni, where you put it would have sounded better. Right now you have the equivalent of a mic pointing away from the drums mixed with a mic pointing at the drums. It gives too much room sound and is rejecting the cymbals. When I adjust the HF boost so the cymbals sound good, the snare looses body.
Anyway, that's what I hear.