The Anal Mic (NOT What You Think)

Miking a drum kit is equal parts art and science.  How do you get that perfect drum sound?  One suggestion is something that’s been dubbed the “anal mic.”

This isn’t a microphone but a positioning of a mic  (No, not there).  Give a listen and you’ll see how it works and sounds.  Producers and engineers:  pay attention.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “The Anal Mic (NOT What You Think)

  • February 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Ummm, details please? Figure 8? Cardioid? Omni? Dynamic? Condenser? Compressed?


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