Getting that slammin' drum sound

Discussion in 'Drums' started by sonderup, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. sonderup

    sonderup Guest

    Up until now I have relied on sampel drum sound, but I want to start recording real drums, since I just got hold of a Tama Artstar and a Gretsch snare drum. So my question is how to go about this with the gear that I already have (I might be willing to invest 400-500£) gear list:

    Focusrite Voicemaster
    Soundtracs MRX 24 ch MIXER
    Soundcraft Studio 24 ch MIXER
    Behringer COMPOSER x 2
    Behringer ADA8000
    Emu 1820 (Audio Interface)

    Shure SM57 + SM58
    Studio Project C3
    2 uidentified (but simular) capacitator mics
  2. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    It's ALL about the tuning and the playing of the drums.

    A well tuned and well played drum set will sound great recorded on a blade of grass.

    With the gear you listed and maybe adding a decent pair of condenser mics (check out Audio-Technica) after you achieve the above advise, you will get a "slammin" sound.

    Hope this helps,

  3. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    sonderup what's your toughts on the ada8000 compared with the other pres you've got?
    i'm thinking of buying one just for recording live gigs to my 828mkII adat in... not sure if spending money instead on a octane or something is worth...

    as for drums i'd check out
    they have cool prices!
    kick go with the akg d112, snare sm 57 and go to the studio projects C4 for overheads!
    this way you'll have a good sound! when you have the extra cash try to buy something for the toms but remember that it's better to buy this mics than a cheap drum pack so you can have tom mics too....
    quality does matter!
  4. imloggedin

    imloggedin Guest

    its not ALL about the drummer and drumset/tuning. my drumset sounds great, but if i mic it wrong it sounds like crap. i do agree that if the drums are out of tune or they sound like piss the recording will never sound good. but much more is to be considered than just making the drums sound good.

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