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Recording drums in my home studio - journal thread

It's my first post on the forum so - Hello!

I'm starting this thread to show my journey with learning how to record and mix drums in my home studio (and some bit of music productions too), so any advice and tips are more than welcome!

Here is my latest recording:
Some grooves inspired by my almost half-year stay in Central African Republic.

Cheers!

Comments

benhj Sun, 05/22/2022 - 13:08

This sounds really good to me. I don't have any experience recording drums but everything in the YouTube link sounds clear and present. It looks like you're using a single (I guess stereo) overhead mic and possibly an extra mic for the kick?

Nice one!

Ben.

superminimalism Mon, 06/13/2022 - 06:43

benhj wrote:

This sounds really good to me. I don't have any experience recording drums but everything in the YouTube link sounds clear and present. It looks like you're using a single (I guess stereo) overhead mic and possibly an extra mic for the kick?

Nice one!

Ben.

Thanks! I used 4 mics for this video. Mono OH, one mic in omni pattern in the middle of the drumset (wurst position), bass drum mic and mic for hihat shaker (just to pan it to the left)

paulears Sun, 07/24/2022 - 09:51

Well - it sounds OK, but how on earth anyone could play to such stuff is beyond me. I don't understand African music at all, because when it's right it sounds wrong and probably when I think I've got it, plainly, I haven't. Not even a new thing - Paul Simon suddenly went African and that was the end of me understanding it. I've got friends who do African dancing and that is exactly the same - unencumbered by bar lines and repeatability.

superminimalism Tue, 07/26/2022 - 13:14

paulears wrote:

Well - it sounds OK, but how on earth anyone could play to such stuff is beyond me. I don't understand African music at all, because when it's right it sounds wrong and probably when I think I've got it, plainly, I haven't. Not even a new thing - Paul Simon suddenly went African and that was the end of me understanding it. I've got friends who do African dancing and that is exactly the same - unencumbered by bar lines and repeatability.

Everyone has their own preferences and perceives art differently - that's the beauty of it!