See Marcel van Limbeek in action

The Nature of Phase - Polarity, Phase and Delay

with Justin Grealy, Marcel van Limbeek on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in The Nature of Phase

Do not miss! The Justin & Marcel double-act get stuck into Phase - what it is, how it affects your work and how we exploit it’s effects.

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Recording Drums: Placing the Kit

Positioning your kick drum within the live room makes all the difference in getting the best out of the low end. Phase comes into play yet again.

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Recording Drums: Achieving a Realistic Drum Sound

We hear with two ears, so imitating stereo location clues with the overhead mics helps our brains to perceive the recording as realistic.

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Recording Drums: Mic Choice, Positioning And Phase

A brilliant, very deep discussion about microphone choice, positioning and phase when recording a drum kit.

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Recording Drums: Mixing The Whole Drum Kit

with Marcel van Limbeek on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Recording Drums with Marcel van Limbeek

Back in the control room, Marcel mixes the whole kit - the beautifully in phase mics channels making life easy for the mix engineer.

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Recording Drums: Alternative Overhead Positioning

with Marcel van Limbeek on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Recording Drums with Marcel van Limbeek

Marcel demonstrates the Glyn John method - a means of setting up overheads so that the kick and snare end up in the centre of the stereo image.

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Recording Drums: Overhead Comparison

with Marcel van Limbeek on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Recording Drums with Marcel van Limbeek

We compare the sounds of the AKG 414s and the DPA 4011s and decide which to use.

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Recording Drums: Overheads & Pan Matching

with Marcel van Limbeek on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Recording Drums with Marcel van Limbeek

Creating a realistic stereo image by panning the hi-hat and toms to match the stereo image from the overheads.

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Recording Drums: Overheads

with Marcel van Limbeek on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Recording Drums with Marcel van Limbeek

Marcel delves deeply into phase aligning the whole drum kit. This is a must-see!

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Recording Drums: Floor Tom

with Marcel van Limbeek on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Recording Drums with Marcel van Limbeek

Marcel chooses a position for the Floor Tom mic by listening carefully while he scans the surface of the drum.

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