Samples of drum recordings to hear (i) the room qualities and (ii) the differences resulting from variations in mic placement. All recordings feature a Yamaha Rock Tour Custom with Premier snares and a mixture of Zildjian cymbals and hi-hats.
Room about 13 square with a 10.5' high ceiling plus a small window bay.
All recorded dry in 4 channels onto a Delta 44 via a small Berhinger mixer, exported as 256kbps MP3. No EQ altered - this is to let you hear the raw sounds.Kit turned to face out, and with rudimenary baffles made of blankets behind the kit at the walls. New heads, including Evans G2 clear heads on the toms. AKG D 112 inside bass drum about 4" from batter head, Beyerdynamic M201 on snare about 2" above rim pointing to centre. Overheads pair of AKG C1000S.
After listening to the recordings sampled below, I chose the higher ORTF configuration. Adding a single moongel to the snare to cut out excess ring, we get: grooves in 5 sample.mp3
Experimenal set (before snare damping applied). Please ignore the sloppy playing, the point was to hear the sounds.
Compared to the previous recordings I think this perhaps has more depth, power and control, but the snare is dull - should have tuned up! The rooms both had carpet, contributing to some relatively dull dry sounds.