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First shot

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Jbrax, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    At real drums..

    Items used.

    Sm 57 snare
    Sm7 Kick
    Toms E609
    Shure BG 6.1

    Rode Nt 5s for Over heads
    Mackie 1642 Vlz Pro
    dbx 266XL x2

    Anything I should listen for or try to make better..
    after spending Months with DFHS I figured it was time to do the real thimg..
    Please let me know what you guys think...

  2. Doomith

    Doomith Guest

    IMO too much hihat and too much reverb.
    The kick sounds nice and the snare sounds appropriate.
    Have you done eq etc etc ?
    Maybe try boosting the kick around 80hz (ISH) to give it abit more drive?

    The sound sounds good and the dynamics of the drums work well with the guitar!
    The toms possibly sound abit flat.. like cardboard.
    Did you use new skins and tune them properly before recording?
    What type of kit is it ?
  3. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    This is just a rough mix I really didnt do much when I posted it.. My ears were a little well done :) Drums were tuned to the best they could be
    heads on the toms are a bit worn.. Snare all new heads same for the kick

    The hi hat thats a problem.. That all bleed it goes where the snare goes :cry:

    other than the snare, the kit is a Ludwig not sure of the quality on it
    but it was brought up that the rest of the kit from the snare is going to brought over... more experiment will go on today and the rest of the week..

    hopefully more suggestion from everyone here I can make some good progress this week . Thanks for all your help.. :cool:
  4. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Guest

    YOu have some good sounds there...look into gating or automating out the hihat bleed out of the snare. Change the reverb ...it makes it sound like it's the first time you've recorded real drums ;) You'll definitely get a nice drum sound with what you have to work with. Good job.
  5. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Thanks Blue I'll work on just those things..Im working on gettting a couple of Eq's to side chain off the 266xl's so that it might help to eq gate some of those freqs out of there and help with my task..I wish I could get more ceiling height out of my room to move the condensers up but 7 ft is all i can get..
    Is there any workaround I can do or try for the overheads?.. besides strapping the drumsand the drummer to the wall and using the length of the room...lol :lol: or maybe using DFHS and sample the cymbals and hi hat.. or maybe even use drummagoog
  6. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Guest

  7. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    I have treated rooms.. :wink:
  8. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Guest

    did you read about the space coupler at all? there may be something you can do to help your room sound slightly bigger than it is. also, look out for an IK multimedia product that will do this by software ;)
  9. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Yes I read the info on all 3 Thanks. Very cool stuff indeed.. But from what I read it talks about the room being small left to right with High ceilings as to where i have a large room with low ceilings.. I will check into the software
    from Ik . Do you happen to know what it is called...
  10. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Guest

    as far as I know you can use the space couplers on any vertical or horizontal wall.

    the IK product is not quite out yet ...you'll hear of it soon
  11. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

  12. kdk69

    kdk69 Guest

    Im no pro but it sounds like the kick needs a little low end around 80 and the toms are a bit faint (mabye a little volume and some eq to bring them out ) other than that they sound pretty good. I have found that my best drum sounds have come from carefull mic placement new heads and GOOD TUNING. I have a drummer friend that tunes his kit in the scale of the song with a guitar tuner. It sounds weird but the best drum recordings I have done are from that kit! Try it out next time, youll be suprised at how well the drums work with the song.
  13. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Sweet ill try that this weekend
  14. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Guest

    IM Multimedia's ARC ;)

  15. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Thank you sir that looks "Verrrry Interesting"
  16. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Well heres some more tracks its a working song.. But I think Ive come along way since the frist post.
    Im an old 80's Metalhead so these are the drums I hear in my head for this tune..


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