Tech Tuesday—How to Record a Kick Drum with Extreme Clarity


In this video, Steve Lamm, Grammy Award winner and instructor at Dark Horse Institute, explains how to capture a unique sound with your kick drum following a few simple steps.

Kick-Drum Clarity

To achieve the optimal sound you’ll need giant foam blocks and a mic. The foam should be nestled around your kick drum to create a passage of hollow space that prevents cone filtering and provides isolation to avoid bleed. Then, correct placement of the mic on the floor will resonate a smooth bass sound.

Watch this video to learn how to build the ideal set up for your kick drum recording.


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