Yesterday I wrote a bit about microphones for real drum kits. So in that same vein, I’m sharing another article about the position of a drum mic – over the drummer’s shoulder. Graham Cochrane tells about this technique in the below article. You can use it as the only mic if you want to only use one mic for recording drums. You can use it as one of a pair of overheads, or a mono overhead mic. Some of the advantages are that it picks up less cymbal wash, and also serves as a sort of close-miking thing for the entire kit, which helps to minimize room noise, which is a desirable thing when recording in a less-than-desirable room/space.
Check out Graham’s post here: http://therecordingrevolution.com/2013/05/24/the-over-the-shoulder-drum-mic-technique/