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Kick Bleed

Discussion in 'Drums' started by jfavela, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    So I'm recording drums. Kit sounds pretty darn good. I have issues with my floor toms getting alot of kick bleed. The kit is set up rather tight but not too tight. I have had some feedback on either muting the track in beetween tom hits, gating the tracks, or , "ducking," a track during tom hits.

    Thanks for your time.

  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Gating is the simplest way but, depending on your setup, if you are using software gates, you might want to concider editing out the space between kick hits. It's a bit of a pain and a little bit tedious but it'll save cpu power and will probably sound cleaner in the long run.
  3. jahtao

    jahtao Guest

    more often than not these days tom mics are silenced when toms aren't hit. Kick bleed during these moments will not be a problem, escpeically when other instruments are in too. everything bleeds. I almost always gate by hand, rather than use a gate, i'm anal like that. It often saves time and effort if the toms are hit at a large range of volumes. often the snare will trigger your gates etc etc etc. Edit out tom mic when you don't need it and fade out its tail. Dont be too fussy about this, when all the other mics and instruments are playing some ruf and ready fading will be fine.

  4. sickyboy

    sickyboy Guest

    Is there a trick to gating or what. Because it seems not to sound natural when i use the rtas gate. Kinda of static sounding. Anytips from some pros would be great.
  5. jfavela

    jfavela Guest


    Great replies. I think I'll go ahead and edit the tom tracks by hand, I too don't trust gates and am way to anal to let a gate handle it alone.



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