Recording Drums

Recording Drums

Postby Treva » Tue May 20, 2014 8:31 pm

This is how raw good miked drums sound, of course there's a lot of work to do to make them sound the way we listen on professional albums ;)
What you guys hear me speaking there is I was making fun of him cause it took me 2 hours to convince him to buy new skins cause the old ones were sounding pretty dead, generally drummers blame recording engineers for their drums sounding like crap so I showed why they were sounding like crap and it was not my fault 8-)
This is a studio about 15 minutes from my house, I'm recording this kind of pop rock band, something like Oasis meet Guns :shock:
Unless the engineer is dumb, there are no mistakes when you have good mics/preamps and a great room to record.

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Re: Recording Drums

Postby therightjem » Tue May 20, 2014 9:39 pm

How many tracks do you use to record drums?
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Re: Recording Drums

Postby Treva » Tue May 20, 2014 10:42 pm

I don't understand your question.
Obviously it depends on how many pieces a drumkit has, a small jazz kit will need less channels than a big metal kit ;)

2 overheads
2 room mics
2 snare mics(top/bottom)
1 kick mic
1 hat mic
1 mic to each tom

If a song has a lot of ride grooves, a separate mic for ride would be great.
Different reverbs (small for toms/medium for snare) would be great too.
After drums were mixed, send it to a bus with parallel compression to make it cut through the mix.
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Re: Recording Drums

Postby therightjem » Tue May 20, 2014 11:39 pm

Well, without understanding my question, you answered my question. :)
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Re: Recording Drums

Postby Treva » Wed May 21, 2014 12:14 am

Well, you're welcome 8-)
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Re: Recording Drums

Postby therightjem » Wed May 21, 2014 5:56 am

By the way, I have to make the joke.....fucking drummers, you have to spend two hours to convince them of something obvious. :lol:
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Re: Recording Drums

Postby Treva » Wed May 21, 2014 6:02 am

Even worse with bass players, you'd need a week :mrgreen:
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