CHAPTER19

Mixing Drums

In This Chapter

  • How to record great-sounding drum tracks
  • Setting levels and stereo placement
  • A look at the best EQ settings and effects to use

In Chapter 18, I discussed how to mic and mix all sorts of instruments, from guitars and keyboards to horns and strings. The only instrument I skipped was the drum set because it requires some very unique techniques.

Many engineers find that mixing drums is the most challenging part of the mixing (and recording!) process. Others pride themselves on their ability to capture and create killer drum sounds. In any case, you need to pay particular attention to the drums because they’re ...

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