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How to EQ and Mix Drum ROOM Mics for Massive Metal & Rock Drums

How to EQ and Mix Drum ROOM Mics for Massive Metal & Rock Drums


This blog series is part 4 of 6 that covers every aspect of removing harshness from rock and metal songs. After watching this complete deharshing series, you will learn everything you need to improve the clarity and punch of your songs.

Part 4: How to Mix Drum Room Mics for Massive Metal and Rock Drums

Learn how to EQ the mud away from drum room mics so you can (actually) hear the harsh frequencies. No more whistling or fatiguing sizzle – just massive sounding drums 🤘

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By the way, this video series will teach you everything you need to know to deharsh all elements of metal or rock songs including distorted guitars and bass, drum cymbals, drum room mics, screaming vocals, and even the master bus! So be sure to check out the other videos!

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Other Videos in the Reduce Harshness from Rock and Metal Songs Series for Smoother Rock and Metal Mixes

Part 1: Distored Guitars
Smoother Distorted Guitars for Rock and Metal | Raytown Productions Blog

Part 2: Piercing Bass
How to EQ a Piercing Bass Guitar for Smoother Rock and Metal Songs | Raytown Productions Blog

Part 3: Harsh Drum Cymbals

Part 4: Muddy and Ringing Drum Room Mics

Part 5: Sibilant/Harsh Screaming Vocals

Part 6: Cleaning up the Master Bus for Smoother Songs

0:00 Intro
0:28 Other Videos in This Deharshing Video Series
1:00 My Free Plugin Guide Gift for YOU 🎁
1:38 Session and Song (BEFORE)
2:18 Best Way to EQ Drum Room Mics
2:57 Importance of Cleaning Up Sub and Low Mid Frequencies
4:35 How to EQ Out Harsh Frequencies
5:38 How to Set Level of Drum Room Mics
7:16 Before and After EQ
8:23 Don’t Forget Your FREE Gift!

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Bobby Balow

I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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