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Drum Overhead Mics Time/Phase Alignment

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by DonnyThompson, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    My experience is an interesting story about recording drums one at a time on some tracks. Too long for here....I'll save the bulk of it for putting the grandkids to sleep by telling them about it.

    Your point about clearing up crosstalk, phase anomalies, and room node problems is exactly why we decided to even embark on such a thing. More of an experiment than anything else. Suffice to say, we learned a lot about drum arrangement as well as the "sweet spot" in a room. And as I said.....the drummer has to be able to break down his playing into individual parts while retaining the 'feel' originally written for the song. And it all had to coalesce. But the up side was drum tracks from an 'iffy' room that sounded like they came from a Sound City or Oceanway.
     
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  2. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

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    I started experimenting with the track delay in my overheads in studio one after reading this thread, useful in a track where the drums were a bit "diffuse" sounding, I did notice the kick got bigger and more defined :)
     
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  3. Chris Perra

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    Did a song, first time I programmed everything to play to. Also first time everything is in time and in tune haha..

    I time aligned these drum tracks.. First the 3 kicks to themselves using the inside kick as the reference then the Mono overhead, which was equidistant to Oh Left and Right.

    Then I aligned the rest of the drum tracks except the room mics to the Mono overhead.

     
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  4. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Distinguished Member

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    Sounds good Chris. I enjoy the totally 80s vibe. Fun stuff.
     
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    Right on, Chris.
     

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