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drums and weird ominous ambience in the background.. what is it?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by reasonedout, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. reasonedout

    reasonedout Active Member

    I just recorded drums and there is a weird ominous ambience in the background in some parts of the song. Can anyone tell me what it may be?:eek:

    Specifically, at 1:16 and 2:01. It sounds like actual music.


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  2. reasonedout

    reasonedout Active Member

    No one can say?
  3. natural

    natural Active Member

    I'm thinking that no one want to wait the 1minute it takes to download the file, plus most are cautious about downloading anything. We're a finicky and impatient bunch. We prefer to just clik and play. Use Soundclick.com or any of the other free sites to upload your material.
  4. reasonedout

    reasonedout Active Member


    That should be it! If anyone knows lemme know ;)
  5. natural

    natural Active Member

    Sorry, don't hear the anomaly.
    1:16 and 2:01 are both cymbal crashes followed by some ride cym work. But there are other places with the ride plays as well.
    So perhaps some combination of the crash and ride at those particular spots.
    But again. I'm not hearing it.
  6. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    This is strange... ( those are alternating 2? tones rather then odd percussion sounds you have to watch out for..very quiet, but nevertheless there...)

    Do you keep any guitars or bongos in the room?
    Have you tried to take off the lower drumheads?
    Any water / heating pipes, air-inlets? ( I suppose, not)
    Maybe try using an amplified frequency generator to sweep through the frequencies.
    At some point whatever is producing these sustained sounds must begin to resonate.
    Then kick it in the face ...

    I encountered something similar only once at a friends studio and that were 2 wooden planks or
    boards mounted face to face with hardly any space left inbetween that began to resonate with a humming tone when tracking bass guitar.
    2 fat screws solved that fast and forever....
  7. reasonedout

    reasonedout Active Member

    Wow, I think I figured it out.

    Well. I took away the Mic in the picture that looks like its not doing anything from the snare.... and turned down channel and did not record that into PT... however, I f***ed up, and turned down the snare mic on top and left the other mic recording. When I get into the studio I may have to just turn off that mic and see if that is the problem. It is so weird. My friends don't hear it, but I def do. Thanks Big K and natural I appreciate the help.!!! Do you think this is the problem?

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