Clever drum set:
Underground house kit, 76’ Ludwig stainless steel w/ a 10 lug Ludwig stainless steel marching tom converted to rack.
Snare drum: Jeff Ocheltree 6 x 14 phantom steel
This was a slightly abnormal microphone setup due to the idiosyncratic nature of the playing. It was also taken into consideration the nature of the songs and how the other instrumental tones were sitting with the drums. A conventional approach was not required.
70% of the sound is picked up thru the stereo blumlein mic. This was positioned so that the very minor null point that exists was in line with the diffracting element of the guitar spill (a door in this case). There was heaps of bass bleed but this was sympathetic to the overall sound of the recording.
Inside the bass drum is a beyerdynamic m380, this captures the pistonic effect of the batter side whilst also picking up the resonation of the front head because it is a fig 8. The proximity boost of this microphone is insane and there is nothing else that matches it when inside a bass drum.
The snare drum had a 201 on the top and a 57 on the bottom, one of the very few valid uses for a 57.
The mounted tom has AT 4041’s, having a matched pair allows you to take advantage of the differoid effect. In this case the top microphone was phase flipped rather than the bottom.
The floor tom has a CAD equitec on a cardiod setting with a 20dB pad on it. The bottom of the floor tom has an atm450.
There was some light and detailed ride playing so an M160 was put up over the bell.