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Just released my first soloCD: Plugins

I have just released my first solo album. Recently two songs reached top1 and top2 at
As I did with a similar thread at my Brazilian forum, I will post here some tips and ideas in the making of this album.
Fee free to answer about it.
The link to listen to the songs is:

You will find a song named "3XLove + Deusa De Marfim"
You may download this edited version.
However, you may lalso listen to the full versions.

I will write about some techniques and presets employed in the Top2 "Deusa De Marfim". I chose this specific song becaue it has acoustic drums.

Main plugins: Vintage Warmer, Compressor Banks, Tc Chorus, Amp Farm, Echo farm, Waves Q10, LA-2A , etc.

I am sure DAvid will enjoy this idea too.


Alécio Costa Thu, 04/20/2006 - 11:19


Members, feel free to ask about it!
Acoustic drums were recorded with the following setup and approach:

Kick - Shure SM91

Snare - Mic 1 Shure Beta 57 (side snare position)
Mic 2 AKG C418 (clipped to the snare)
Mic 3 AKG C2000B (also top mic, 40 centimeters from snare)

(phase verified, no comb filtering at all)

Very curious that a C2000B combined with the other 2 mics provided what was to me a pretty good tone. And also good to break some rules once in a while. :) )

Toms - all toms miked with condensers. No low cuts, gain padded. Mics: AKG C3000B, C2000B, GT55.

Overs - A spaced pair of AT4050s at regular cardioid position.

Hihat - Shure SM81 (Low cut, gain pad engaged).

Additional Ambience Mic - AT4050 +/- 4 meters far from the kick , height: 2.5 meters .

(phase checked, no comb filtering at all).

Slight nudge at Pro Tools sections.

Next, I will comment about EQ, Plug-ins, compression pre/post tracking.