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Looking for a 70's funk drum sound

Discussion in 'Drums' started by DenLegend, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. DenLegend

    DenLegend Guest

    What are some common mic'ing techniques to achieve the thick 70s funk drum sound??
  2. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    The quick n dirty answer is to take the bottom (and front) heads off, and tape the $*^t outta the top heads, making the batter heads as dead as possible. Sounds awful to me no matter what. But one man's trash...

    While your at it, put a 57 (or better yet a Shure Green Bullett) in the bottom of a metal trash can (leave the lid off) and record that in the same room while your recording the rest of the kit, and mix to taste. This is no joke, It can add a different dimension to the sound. It is also NOT a new trick, but one that was born in the Disco era that you are interestred in.

  3. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    ...Sorry, forgot to add that the you should mic each drum (57s are fine for this too), and avoid the room, or have a completely dead room.

    I used to used hard shell suit cases (American Tourister to be sure). That was easier than my previous description!
  4. noelm

    noelm Guest

    try buying the evan control rings. and just tighten your snaremore than usual.

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