Mic types & placement
In this lesson, Nik explains which microphones he uses to record a snare drum and hihat and how best to position them. The microphones he uses include a Shure SM57 above the snare drum, a Shure SM57 above the hihat and an AKG 414 below the snare drum to pick up the snares.
About the instructor
Nikolaj Bjerre is a danish drummer and producer based in Tileyard Studios in London who's worked with many major artists and bands including Lamb, the Ian Siegal band, Ella Eyre, Andrea Corrs, Younger Brother, Heather Nova and Z-Star.
From producing music for the BBC to headlining Glastonbury, Nik is an accomplished musician and drummer whose skills include production, programming and writing. He is featured on major labels and independent releases. Nikolaj... read more