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Led Zeppelin – “When the Levee Breaks” – Stairwell Drum Sounds

Story: An iconic drum sound to say the least, this drum sound came from just 2 microphones set up in a stairwell. “Bonham set up his kit at the bottom of Headley Grange’s three-story stairwell. Engineer Andy Johns recalls placing two Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon microphones at the top of the stairwell in a stereo configuration. […]

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