Bad Acoustic Drum, any pointers?

Discussion in 'Drums' started by hondacrxdude13, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. When recording, the Acoustic drum is the only one that I need a feel of power added. What should I do? A) Should I make better use of my plugins? Which ones? B) Fix the drum C) Something else....
  2. jordy

    jordy Active Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Reedsville, PA
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    maybe a doubler? or maybe try creating new tracks from the original and ajusting the eq's and compression a little differently on each....or just adding more compression or limiting and normalizing in general...or panning and phase adjustion....just some thoughts.
    hope that helped.
  3. Mauisnow13

    Mauisnow13 Active Member

    Sep 25, 2009
    Idaho, US
    I'm confused by what you mean by "the Acoustic drum". Is this a single drum, the acoustic set all together? If it's a single drum, you may try drum doubling/replacing.

    Sound clip could help too. Especially if it's the whole drum set that you're having trouble with. "Need a feel of power added" makes it a bit hard to tell what it sounds like now.
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    Step #1: Fix the Drum. Unless you plan on using some sort of sound replacing software, as discussed here.

    You may have heard a saying about certain things that can't be polished... Nothing else matters until you make the drum sound good. Good heads, well-tuned, hit by someone who knows how.

    If you're still not sure, more sound replacer info: here.

    This isn't the only one, but this was just discussed here 2 days ago - so fresh in my mind.

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