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How to fake a BIG drum room - The right way !

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8 years 9 months

Not all of us have a big drum room but still wants to record real drums. This little tip will help simulate a room mic being far away in a big room... It works if you record with 1 or 2 room mic. Let me know how it works for you when you test it or if it's already this way that you do it !

Recording drums to sound big in a small room for hard rock/metal projects

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2 years 10 months
I would like some feedback. I just finished an iso room in my studio to track in. I’m a drummer and I will never have the square foot or height to track ambient drums. I’m ok with that and I’m fine with adding room post tracking. I guess the biggest challenge I face is getting the drums sound big enough for hard rock/metal projects. Here’s a sample of arecent drum sample I tracked in the new room. I added the room sI'm post tracking.

Building a new Drum Room

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3 years 8 months

I have been slowly working on building out a new room in my basement for practicing/recording drums.
It's been a slow process, that has thus far involved removing water heaters, and breaking up the concrete floor to re-route the water main so that I have a relatively unobstructed floor space to work with.
I have about 8' 4" from floor to the bottom of the ceiling joists, and about 11 1/2' x 14' of space to work with.

Same drums different rooms YouTube video

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12 years 4 months
this is pretty cool, I wish the clips were longer but pretty remarkable difference among rooms. Also insteresting to me was they used and RME/ISA 828 combination. This is similar to @pcrecord marcos setup I believe. Man does that big room sound and look spectacular imho!

Ideal drywall setup for drum room?

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6 years 10 months

Hi all,

I'm building a drum studio in my garden. It is purpose built, and completely detached from any other building. I have a double stud construction already in position, formatted to make a two-leaf assembly. I will have outer, external layer, insulation, air-gap (1 inch), insulation, inner board, and it's the inner board I'm asking about.

Rod's book mentions two layers of standard dry wall. I have a few questions here:

- Is 15mm worth the extra cost than 12.5mm if you double them up?

What makes a great drum room for recording?

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14 years 9 months
I've got a potential recording session coming up with a heavy a-la SevenDust band. I recorded them years ago when I didn't know what I was doing at all. Now I certainly know enough to be dangerous. My actual studio space is small. 7 foot ceiling and only 13 x 22. I have an alternative recording space I could use if I wanted to move my recording rig to this other location just to record drums. It has 12 foot ceilings and the room is like 60 x 25. Do you think that it could make a huge difference in the end result?

Drum Room

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21 years 2 months
Hey guys, Right now I'm trying to record drums, but I just cant get the sound I'm looking for. My kit is in a 10x11 room with heavy foam and blankets. The rest of my house is completely open. I was thinking of moving my drums to the living room. OK, so heres my question, does the room really have a big effect on a close miked drum kit? Should I move my kit to record?

Snare mic and hihat, drum room mics

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11 years 10 months
Hello all,

When trying to gate a top snare mic in a song there are a few spots where the drummer was playing the hihat way too loud and I find it impossible to gate the snare mic in any fashion that does not either, ruin the snare sound or have the hihat bleeding through in only a few spots where he was playing the loudest. Is there any other option besides re-tracking and having hI'm not beat the hell out of the hats?

drumkit in the "control room"

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12 years 7 months
i had my acoustic drumkit into my studio for some time after finishing the build. i moved it out though because the drums were resonating when i was playing music. even when i coughed they made noise.

Also I'm wondering what the drums are doing in terms of relfections and if they causing problems with the acoustical quality of the room. .The drums were centered along the back wall, with the kick facing my back. I have quite a bit of absorption in my room ( bass traps, and reflection panels)