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How to Record a Crisp, Thumping Bass Drum

By July 20, 2012No Comments

The first thing to consider when trying to record a crisp, thumping bass drum is the condition of the drum itself. Using a brand new drum head and tuning it to the lowest possible pitch can help give it the necessary sound. Using a plastic beater instead of felt will add to the attack, and experimenting with dampening and microphone placement will also make a huge difference. Ultimately, experimentation is key to finding out what sounds good.

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How to Record a Crisp, Thumping Bass Drum

MikeSorensen

I am a structural engineer as well as a master furniture maker. I design cabinets for low frequency, activated carbon absorbers. Connect with me on Google+

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