Monthly Archives: April 2014

RECORDING: Glyn Johns Technique (drum miking)

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I’m a big proponent of the Glyn Johns Technique for miking drums. Takes mere minutes, and the results are always good.

Here are some videos showcasing how to do this right (with two mics, or three). And yes, the last one is me, trying it out at my work (Fort Washington School of Rock in Fort Washington, PA).


this video has horrible audio, until he plays… so stick with it, it’s worth it.


great vid, comparing different variations of the technique.


yours truly.



1. Tune your drums well.

2. Record in a good room (at least decent-sounding, preferably great-sounding).

3. Use good cymbals, and don’t hit them too hard (especially when crashing).