This week Charlie demonstrates the Recorderman technique as well as a few variations.
The Recorderman is a two-microphone technique that has been gaining in popularity over the last few years.
It consists of one microphone placed two drumstick-lengths directly above the snare, and a second over the drummer’s right shoulder also two drumstick-lengths away.
We tried several different pairs of mics:
We also augmented our original 4047 & 4050 Recorderman setup with an additional 4050 in front of the kit next to the kick.This gave the sound a bit more low end as well as focus and punch to the snare.
Finally, we added a Subkick and an SM57 on the snare.