Community Tip - Drum Mixing Tip

09-03-2013 10:00 AM

With the support of iLok, more tips & tricks from the community. Here is one from Lee Abraham….
When mixing real acoustic drums, use an EQ filter to cut off the top end of your snare, toms, hats and ride mics; let the overheads handle that top range. It will bring focus to the top end frequencies as they will all be coming from the stereo overheads rather than a variety of different mics. It can also produce a better sound if you have used cheaper overhead mics. Try cutting away at 12k, 10k (even 9k) to see which works for you.
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