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How NPR Tiny Desk Audio Engineer Josh Rogosin Mics the Drums

Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 5:52:30 pm

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Nothing earthshaking or outrageous or Trumpian about this one, but since (you may have noticed) I love to post those always-excellent Tiny Desk Concerts videos, here's an interesting crash course in how to minimally mic a tiny drum set in a tiny studio that looks an awful lot like the Tiny Desk stage.

In honor of the fourth-ever Tiny Desk Contest, our intrepid Tiny Desk audio engineer Josh Rogosin goes deep on recording drums. The Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 25, 2018, so get those last-minute submissions in to npr.org/tinydeskcontest!

Remember: You don't need to have fancy audio equipment to make a great entry — just be yourself, and let your music shine through. Good luck!