BFD Vintage Recording Techniques is an expansion pack for BFD3 that uses a variety of vintage microphone techniques to capture a beautiful Ludwig Classic Maple drum kit. The result is a selection of familiar, authentic vintage sounds suitable for rock, pop, blues and more.
Our engineers used world renowned drum recording techniques including ORTF, Glyn Johns, and Blumlein. Direct microphones were expertly placed on all kit pieces to ensure the pack has a wide range of mixing possibilities and can deliver authentic drum sounds from vintage to modern.
For the ORTF technique, 2 AKG C451B mics were used. This gave a wide stereo image with excellent mono detail that is perfect for jazz tracks.
A technique that has been used on countless rock records, the spaced pair setup featured 2 AKG C414 XLS large diaphragm condensers, which created a wide stereo image exhibiting a huge palette of sonic colours.
The Blumlein technique used 2 ribbon microphones configured to give an excellent stereo image and a smooth sounding ambience.
For the Glyn Johns technique, 2 Neumann TLM103’s were used for overheads, which when combined with the snare and kick direct channels provide that classic sound.