Do you have any personal discoveries, tips, or advice when it comes to mixing an acoustic drum kit? It just needs more butter, right??

Ott responded on 07/19/2012

Start with the overheads and/or stereo room mics and use only enough close mic to give definition.

Keep an ear on the spill when applying EQ and compression. Off-axis signals behave differently to on-axis signals. Resist the urge to completely gate out spill.

Treat the kit as an instrument and don't obsess about separation. Cohesion is more important.

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