We’re already a week into our month of 31 mixing tips. Today’s 5 minute video covers a personal favorite technique of mine involving over-compressing your room mic(s) on your drum kit. If you don’t record with room mics on your drums, then try it next time and this tip will help!

That Big Led Zeppelin Sound

When you put a room mic in a decent sized room and record drums, it can sound cool. But what’s even more cool is if you then take that room mic and compress it to death. You’ll get a super pumping, sound that brings a ton of energy to your tracks. By itself it may sound over the top, but blended in with your close mics it can be just what the Led Zeppelin doctor ordered!