Recently switched from digital drumset to acoustic. How do we keep them from being picked up by the vocal mics?
January 22, 2012 10:21 PM Subscribe
We played for years with V-Drums and just recently switched to acoustic drums. We've found that the cymbals get picked up by the vocal mics and distort or drown out the rest of the mix. How do we prevent that?
posted by Alien Parachute Man to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our setup: we've a PA, a mixing board, and in-ear monitors for every band member. We've a vocalist and the guitarist and bassist do backup vocals. The guitarist and bassist are both amped as well as going into the PA. We're in a 10x20ish room and the 3 mics are about 5 feet away from the drums, facing them (along with the PA).
We already tried moving the mics further away from the drums but it didn't seem to help much.