Re: Yet another mic thread.
Even a modest studio should have its own mics...get with the engineer and see what they have. You probably know that different drums call for different types of microphones, the two main types being dynamic and condenser. So I guess just make sure that the engineer or whoever is doing the recording sounds like they know what they are doing, then you don't have to worry about it. It's not your job, but it's nice to know some stuff which I see you are trying to do.
The one thing that affects the sound more than anything (besides the instruments themselves, of course) is the room you are in. If you can help it, don't record in a room if your drums don't sound good by themselves in that room. Of course you may not be able to do anything about it.
Also I noticed you plan on using three crashes and two chinas. It would probably help the recording to use as little as possible, if you don't have to use all of them. Use your smaller, thinner crashes, they tend to record better.
Last edited by RMS; 03-28-2006 at 07:20 AM.