Just released my first soloCD: Plug-ins utilized...tips

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    I have just released my first solo album. Recently two songs reached top1 and top2 at Audiostreet.net.
    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, LA2A, etc.

    I am sure David will enjoy this idea too.
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Sweet! Thsi will ge a great resource for our members... thanks for sharing!

    Looking forward to it!
  3. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002

    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.

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