How to Approach Mic’ing a Drum Kit
When Mic’ing a drum kit, it’s important to keep the drummer in mind to allow them to play their instrument to the best of their ability. Phil Bledsoe walks through his process for mic’ing a drum kit from the very beginning.
SSL Bus+ Compression Overview
The SSL Bus+ Compression and Dynamic EQ unit is a modern take on the classic SSL G Channel bus compressor. It’s an all analog circuit, but it has a few digital controls to help with modern usability. Jeff walks through the compression side of the unit, and gives an audio demo of how the compression sounds.
Checking Phase with Plugins
Multiple microphones from single sources can cause phase issues as those sources interact with each other. The Waves InPhase plugin can help us identify if multiple mic’d sources are in phase or not. Lee shows how in this video.
Full Mix | Lee’s 2021 File
After going through every input, Lee mixes everything together to complete his 2021 console file.
Quick Mix on the StudioLive 32S
Jeff throws together a great sounding mix on the StudioLive 32S in under 30 minutes.
Drum Bussing | Lee’s 2021 File
Lee uses drum bussing to add overall presence to the drums in his mix.