Drums can often be the hardest part to get right, especially in dense rock mixes:
Your drums have to cut through huge layers of electric guitars, sound full, punchy and energetic, while blending well with the bass and not overpowering the vocals. Better yet, you want them to sound huge which can be tough with guitars covering up your reverb or room-sound.
Plus there are tons of options:
You have to find the right blend and mix lots of different mics to create a cohesive sound for your drum kit.
Where do you start?
There can be phase issues, which cause a loss of energy, bleed between different microphones, which will make your drums sound less defined. How can you counteract or even notice these issues?
Should you tweak individual drum tracks in solo, or should you mix all-tracks-in from the start?
Do you want your overhead mics act as cymbal mics or cover the full drum kit? Should the kick or the bass dominate the low-end? Are you going to use compression, parallel compression, drum bus compression?
... You get where this is going.
Get insights into the thought process and learn the techniques of an accomplished pro:
Cameron has a lot of experience in producing and mixing huge sounding drums for a variety of amazing rock bands and will walk you through his complete process of achieving the sound he´s looking for.