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In this tutorial Les Camacho, a seasoned recording engineer, and Jonathan Gorman, an experienced studio drummer, demonstrate the best microphones and techniques for miking the drum kit in studio and how to best capture the dynamics of your music. While Les & Jonathan present this Drum Miking Techniques tutorial, you will learn how to listen, how to find the “sweet spot” of each drum, what type of microphone is best for each drum, how to test and then fine tune the mic placement using three different setups from entry-level microphones to high-end microphones.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Students
  • Music students
  • Job seekers
  • Graduates
  • Aspiring web developers
  • Creatives / designers

Course outline

This course is comprised of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Drum Miking Techniques Intro
  • Module 2: Listening for Microphone Positions
  • Module 3: Basic Microphone Techniques
  • Module 4: Pro Studio Microphone Techniques

Course Duration:

You will have 12 Months access to your online study platform from the date you purchased the course. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one Assignment to be submitted and its pass mark is 65% and you can submit any time when you are ready. You only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification fee when you submit your assignment. You will get your results and 72 hours and certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Drum Miking Techniques.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT. 

Career Path:

Learn the best methods to capture the dynamics of your music by learning all that this course has to offer you. The different techniques which are most essential in miking the drum kit will be taught by experts in the industry. Additionally, by taking this course you can also understand to listen to the music, find the best spot of a drum and the type of microphone you have to use. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Sound Technician – £19,000 per annum
  • Audio Engineer – £25,077 per annum
  • Musician or Singer – £26,036 per annum
  • Music Teacher – £27,920 per annum

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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Drum Miking Techniques FREE 00:00:00
1: Drum Miking Techniques Intro
1. Introduction 00:00:00
2: Listening for Microphone Positions
1. The Importance of Drum Tuning 00:00:00
2. Muffling For The Best Sound 00:00:00
3. Drummer Tips & Techniques for Best Sound 00:00:00
4. The Kick Drum 00:00:00
5. The Snare Drum 00:00:00
6. The High Hat 00:00:00
7. The Rack Toms 00:00:00
8. The Floor Toms 00:00:00
9. Overheads 00:00:00
3: Basic Microphone Techniques
1. Selecting Affordable Drum Microphones 00:00:00
2. Kick Drum Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
3. SubKick Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
4. Snare Drum Top Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
5. Snare Drum Bottom Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
6. High Hat Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
7. Rack – Tom 1 Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
8. Floor – Tom 2 Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
9. Floor – Tom 3 Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
10. Overhead Cymbal Microphone Placement and Audition 00:00:00
11. Conclusion 00:00:00
4: Pro Studio Microphone Techniques
1. Introduction 00:00:00
2. Kick Audition 00:00:00
3. Snare Audition 00:00:00
4. Overheads Audition 00:00:00
5. Room Microphones Audition 00:00:00
6. Microphone Audition 00:00:00
7. Conclusion 00:00:00

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