Question about recording drums!!!

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  1. jjboogie

    jjboogie Member

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    Should I run all the drum mics into a mixer then out of that into a preamp in stereo or just run all my mics into my DIGI02 with the snare and kick into the preamp?

    I am also wondering if I can go ahead and pan my mics with the mixer and keep them there while keeping the stereo imagery.

    thanks
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    hubberjub Silver Supporting Member

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    If you have the available pres on the DIGI why wouldn't you get as many tracks as you can for drums?
     
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    I can get as many tracks for drums.....however I can only run two tracks into my Twintrak pro.....So I was thinking of running all my drum mics into the mixer then run two tracks out into the Twintrak pro preamp so all the drums are going into the preamp.....

    Does that make sense?
     
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    hubberjub Silver Supporting Member

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    If you prefer the sound you get by running into your Twintrak then go for it. You could always run everything into the DIGI then bus it out to the Twintrak and then stereo out back into the DIGI if you want to complicate things. I always do.
     
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    Well to be honest it is the only preamp I own..........This suggestion you stated here....what is its purpose? Just curious!

    thanks
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    Run the kick and snare into the Twin track, the rest into the mixer.

    Use separate tracks for the kick, snare and hihats, mix the toms down into a stereo pair and have another stereo pair for the overheads.

    Don't submix your drums just to run it into another preamp.
     
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    I will try that thanks!
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    +1

    With the 002 I usually run:

    -2 mics on snare - top SM57, bottom Blue Mouse or TLM103
    -2 mics on kick - D6 inside as close to the beater as possible, AT4050 outside about 1.5 - 2 feet away
    -2 overheads - AT4040's at about 5.5 or 6 feet off the ground
    -1 on each toms - SM57 for ride tom, Sennheiser 421 on floor tom

    That's 8 channels, with top snare mic and inside kick into the preamp, all separate for your mixing pleasure.

    I never need to mic the hats as the AT4040's pick it up so well and natural.
     

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