Sylvia Massy Explains The Dick Mic

Sylvia Massy Dick MicProducer/engineer Sylvia Massy is well-known for creating outside-the-box recording techniques, and one of them is the “Dick Mic.” Essentially it’s a mic positioned in the middle of the drum kit and pointed at the drummer’s crotch. It’s used to fill out the sound of the kit, only it provides a somewhat closer sound than a room mic or overhead.

You can read more about her unique recording techniques and tricks in her book Recording Unhinged: Unconventional Music Recording Techniques, or listen to my interview with her on Episode #161 of my Inner Circle Podcast.


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