Drum Recordings in 114

In the Fall of ’08, SRT Undergrads Nick Allen, Shawn Bernardo, and Philippe LeSaux performed a directed study with Professor Case to analyze the characteristics of the 114 studio with respect to drum room miking. ┬áDrums by Gavin Paddock. ┬áThe goal was to answer the following questions:

  • Where should I place my drums?
  • Where should I place my room mikes?

They created a flash page so that the visitor can hear and compare the examples created for this project. With so much media, the page may take a minute or two to load.

Click here for the interactive listening page

Click here to download full resolution audio files

Click here to download a ProTools session of the project

The experiment:

  • 3 drumset locations, 4 mono room mike locations, and 3 stereo room mike locations.
  • A coincident pair followed the set to each position.
  • The positions were chosen for practicality: these positions would be used in a real tracking situation.
  • Essentially, we are not only miking the drums, we are miking “the room.”
  • For more detailed session information click here