Video Mic Setup
The mic setup shown in the video above is simply a Tascam DR07 MK2 positioned above the drum set. Look at the video for more details, its a great technique and also shows how to mix drums in this scenario.
More Examples Below:
Double Mic Setup
When miking with two microphones it’s important to pay attention to balance. You want to make sure that both microphones are not picking up a lot of one drum and not enough of another. Use the second mic to your advantage and move it around in relation to the first to create an overall well balanced sound.
In our example, we will be using two condenser microphones set on cardioid. Place your mics 3 feet above the cymbals, stands on either side of the kit. If you are looking from the audience perspective imagine a line connecting the kick drum and the snare, you want to position your X-Y setup above this line. Then position the microphones to be at a 90 degree angle from one another. Make sure that the horizontal and vertical positions are the same for both mics, they should be nearly touching each other.
For the next set up, we are going to place a condenser microphone as an overhead and position it at the height of the drummer’s head and looking down at the snare. Next we will use a dynamic or kick drum mic and place it inside the kick drum or just outside. Again, move the microphones if you want to adjust how much of each drum you are hearing.