Drum Tutorials

Part Zero – Intro

First of a mulitpart series covering all aspects of recording live drums in a metal mix.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to record a live drum kit, start here!
Part Zero focuses on my philosophy of why it’s important to work with live drums, instead of taking a shortcut with samples.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to record live drums in the studio, check out this series, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! The more interaction, the more episodes I’ll release.

Part Two – Overheads

Part two of How to Record Heavy Drums! In this episode, Glenn explains several different overhead techniques, and shoots out three different microphone types. If you’re wondering where to get started, have a look here!

Part Three – Cool Tricks for Triggers

Responding to the deluge of questions about why the hell I have a trigger on my snare!

Part four of the “How to Record Heavy Drums” series. Taking a very close look at how to set up a kick drum, specifically for recording metal. We shoot out mics, placement, as well as different types of beaters.

Taking a look at adding a large low frequency “microphone” to work in tandem with a regular kick mc. Including some tips on building a DIY version as well. Get a great thundering bottom end for your kick for not a lot of cash!

Part 6 of the ongoing series, “How to Record Heavy Drums.” Probably the easiest element. The hardest part it arguing with the drummer!

This time, we’re taking an in-depth look at recording arguably the most important drum on the kit: The snare drum. We’ll show you how to mic it & how to deal with the guy trying to make it sound bad!

The last episode of the “How to Record Heavy Drums” Series… taking a look at the one thing that’s been a real challenge for me to get right: ROOM MICS. These can add depth and ambiance to a drum mix, and are critical for the final balance.