Capturing a great drum kit recording is a challenge, even for the most experienced engineers. If many inputs, preamps, and microphones are available to you, it might be helpful to use a complex mic setup to capture all elements of the kit well. But what if you only have one microphone? What if you only have a simple 1 or 2 channel audio interface? Do you need to go out and buy a bunch of new equipment to record good drums? Not necessarily.

Today’s video covers just one of the ways you can get a balanced and punchy drum kit recording using only one microphone. As you may have guessed, where you place it is key. Let’s take a look…

[The following is a clip from my REthink Drums video tutorial series]