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.
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.