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What is closed miking?

What is closed miking?

Close-miking is the term we use when we place a microphone close to the sound source, for instance, a musical instrument. However, there is more to it than that. Often, the distance between the microphone and the sound source is shorter than the normal listening distance of that source.

How close should drum mics be?

Put the mic between 1″–3″ off the outer head. Placing a boundary mic on a pillow inside the kick is the simplest option if you have a hole in the resonant head. It keeps the bleed from other drums and cymbals to a minimum and will give you lots of impact.

What are the benefits of close miking?

The practice of placing a microphone very near the source sound in order to capture more direct sound and minimize pickup of ambience and from other sources. Typically when close-miking, the microphone is less than a foot away from the source, which can cause an increase in bass response (proximity effect).

What do you plug drum mics into?

Micing the drum kit

  • Take your large-diaphragm dynamic microphone (ex AKG D112 kick drum mic) and connect an XLR cable to it.
  • Plug the mic into CHANNEL 1 of your audio interface.
  • (For a tight punchy sound)

What is ambient miking?

Ambient miking is placing the microphones at such a distance that the room sound is more prominent than the direct signal. This technique is used to capture audience sound or the natural reverberation of a room or concert hall.

What is stereo miking?

Unlike a single mono microphone, stereo miking gives the listener sound images that correspond to the location of instruments in the recording session. Sounds that were on the left side of the stage are heard predominantly through the left speaker.

How Many mics do you need for drums?

Using just two microphones is a perfectly valid approach for tracking drums, especially if you are looking to capture the drums exactly as they sound in the room.

How many drum mics Do you need live?

It is often suggested that you add at least one dedicated hi-hat mic and that, if you can, you have two overhead mics. This means five mics total in an ideal environment.

Do you need a mixer to mic drums?

Depending on what room you are using to record your drums, you would definitely need a mixer with more channels. Besides micing up each individual part of the kit, you would preferably need to record the room’s ambiance.

What is accent miking?

Spot/Accent miking is the act of close-miking certain sources in dense acoustic environments such as orchestras. Spot miking, when done effectively, will concentrate on a single sound source (i.e., a solo instrument in the orchestra) and allow for greater flexibility and clarity in the audio mix.