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Drum Miking Techniques

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Drum Miking Techniques


During this excellent Drum Miking techniques course you’ll be taught by Les Camacho, a seasoned recording engineer, and Jonathan Gorman, an experienced studio drummer, who will demonstrate the best microphones and techniques for miking the drum kit in studio and how to best capture the dynamics of your music. Re-train your ear and learn how to get the best sound out of each of your drums, understand which kind of microphone is best for each different drum, how to test and fine tune the microphone placement using three different setups from entry-level microphones to high-end microphones.

Our courses couldn’t be more convenient, 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).

What skills will I learn?

  • Drum Miking Techniques Intro
  • Listening for Microphone Positions
  • Basic Microphone Techniques
  • Pro Studio Microphone Techniques
  • Drum Miking Techniques Outro

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Drum Miking Techniques Intro
  • Module 02: Listening for Microphone Positions
  • Module 03: Basic Microphone Techniques
  • Module 04: Pro Studio Microphone Techniques

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Drum Miking Techniques certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Drum Miking Techniques course will qualify you to be a Recording Engineer. As a Recording Engineer you could work for an existing organisation, or could work on a freelance basis. The average salary of a Recording Engineer in the UK is £23,538, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Musician

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 28
1: Drum Miking Techniques Intro
1. Introduction
2: Listening for Microphone Positions
1. The Importance of Drum Tuning
2. Muffling For The Best Sound
3. Drummer Tips & Techniques for Best Sound
4. The Kick Drum
5. The Snare Drum
6. The High Hat
7. The Rack Toms
8. The Floor Toms
9. Overheads
3: Basic Microphone Techniques
1. Selecting Affordable Drum Microphones
2. Kick Drum Microphone Placement and Audition
3. SubKick Microphone Placement and Audition
4. Snare Drum Top Microphone Placement and Audition
5. Snare Drum Bottom Microphone Placement and Audition
6. High Hat Microphone Placement and Audition
7. Rack – Tom 1 Microphone Placement and Audition
8. Floor – Tom 2 Microphone Placement and Audition
9. Floor – Tom 3 Microphone Placement and Audition
10. Overhead Cymbal Microphone Placement and Audition
11. Conclusion
4: Pro Studio Microphone Techniques
1. Introduction
2. Kick Audition
3. Snare Audition
4. Overheads Audition
5. Room Microphones Audition
6. Microphone Audition
7. Conclusion
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