Glyn Johns Method - Some Clarification

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Glyn Johns Method - Some Clarification

Post by akg414 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:43 pm

I've seen a lot of post about the Glyn Johns method. And I see a lot of conflicting info on the technique.

My style is to use Glyn Johns (OVERHAEDS) - with spot mics on all the other drums: snare, kick and toms.

But the "real" way?? I know there's a top, side and kick. But is there supposed to be a "front" mic (in addition to the kick) ??

I'm not running into any issues, just wanted to know.
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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:51 pm

The real way is 3 mics. No spots or other front of kit mics.

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Post by JWL » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:15 pm

Yep, top, side, front, all spaced such that they are in a good phase relationship. Usually this means they are spaced equally from the snare (except maybe the front).

A purist will only use these 3 mics.

Sometimes I also supplement them with a close mic on the kick and snare, possibly a room mic, possibly a "crotch mic." But be careful mixing these in with the Glyn Johns 3, as it can wreck the phase relationship you work so hard to get.

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