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Kick Bleed

Discussion in 'Drums' started by jfavela, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    Recording drums....
    Kit sounds great.
    How do I best keep kick bleed out of my tom mics, dont mind it in my stereo OHds.

  2. Dave62

    Dave62 Guest

    If your using a daw you can 1) run a gate on the tom track or 2) run strip silence and remove all regions from the tracki leaving only the loudest(tom) hits, or 3) use the the volume editor duck the track down around the tom hits. #3 gives you the most natural sound and uses the least processor but it takes the longest. Good Luck, Dave F
  3. 43hertz

    43hertz Guest

    I place one or two thick wool blankets over/around my kick. Since my toms are mounted from a drum rack as opposed to sticking up out of the kick shell it is very easy to do, but YMMV.
    It will however remove it (the kick) from your overheads, but I've never found my overheads very useful for rock kick anyways. Jazz
    or maybe country could be totally different.
  4. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    #3 sounds labor intensive

    This approach sounds labor intensive. What if there is alot of tom work, for example?
    Thanks for your feedback.

  5. MilesAway

    MilesAway Guest

    I'll generally go through each track and manually gate all my toms, as suggested above. During sections where there's a lot of tom-work, i'll just leave the mics open and then mute them for the regular beats. Zero-load on the CPU and great results. It usually takes me 15-20min per song when there is a LOT of tom-work... significantly less for "fills-only" songs.
  6. alimoniack

    alimoniack Guest

    Re gating/muting tom tracks -

    Drastic. Let the kit breathe, I say!
  7. stinkybleach

    stinkybleach Guest

    work on the proximity of the mics and the skin. in other words try and get it as close as you can and that will improve sound isolation as well. A good kit is always easier to record and a good drummer is even better.

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