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If you know Black Keys you probably can say something about the raw tones of Patrick Carney’s drum set. Carney’s powerful shuffles claim a lot space in Black Keys mixes. His drum recording method has evolved over the years. As he explains in the video he has been into recording drums in mono ever since collaborating with engineer Mark Neill. Patrick added to his mic set up a second outside overhead- a Coles 4038 along with a distant room mic and a few other ingredients.

Photo: Reverb

Here are the mics, compressors, processors that Patrick has set up for his drums:

Kick Drum

  • AKG D36
  • BAE 1084 preamp
  • API 560A
  • dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter

Snare Drum

  • Shure SM-57
  • BAE 1084 Preamp
  • dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter
  • Valley People Kepex II Noise Gate and Expander
  • API 560 Graphic EQ

Main Mono Overhead

  • (Modded) Upton 251
  • BAE 1084 Preamp
  • Spectra Sonics 610
  • API 560 Graphic EQ

Outside Overheads

  • Coles 4038
  • Sphere Fab500
  • API 560 Graphic EQ

Room Mic (In Other Room)

  • BeyerDynamic M160
  • API 560 Graphic EQ
  • DBX 165A Compressor
  • EMT 140 reverb plate



Source: Reverb.com