rehearsal-room-recordings need help please

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Gust, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Gust

    Gust Guest

    The 13th of april some friends and I are going to record one of our local bands. Now, we've got some equipement but it's rather less. Is there anyone who can give me some tips too make this sound as good as possible?
    Maybe I'll enumerate the equipement.

    -yamaha mc3210II mixing console
    -1 noise gate
    -standard mic's: sm57/58 D112 C1000...
    -1 D.I.-box
    -pc with soundcard and the necessary multi-track-recording software such as cubase, cool edit pro, sonic foundry,...

    I know it's not much but we'll have to do it with this. Maybe if there are some realy necessary things I can always rent something.
    I wouldd really like to try to record the drums on multiple tracks but whereas I only have a single soundcard this could be a problem. Now, is it possible to record the drums on the multi-track-taperecorder and then record each track one for one from the recorder to the pc? This would make it possible to add some effcts on the kick, the snare or the toms seperately.

    Any other tips, tricks, suggestions, there all welcome! :confused:
  2. quixzika

    quixzika Guest

    What sound card?
    How many pieces in the band?
    Where are you recording them?
    Recording one instrument at a time, or into a mixer?

    ... :D I don't know the answers to your questions, but I know that the person who does...ok, maybe I know SOMETHING...will want more info like those questions I asked.
  3. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Guest

    It's technically possible, but not very realistic - small variances in the speed of the tape mechanism will almost certainly result in the tracks going out of synch towards the end of the performance.

    As for effects, dont put any on the kick, and group the snare and toms together and simply add reverb to taste. Compression on the whole kit my help a little too.

    Don't go overboard with the effects (especially since you gear is limiting), I'm assuming this may be some sort of a demo, in which case anyone who hears it will be interested in the performance, and not how many fancy effects you can hide your sound under.
  4. Roel

    Roel Guest

    I would not use the tape recorder at all... Unless it's a quality reel to reel thingy, but it's not, right? ;) Just take your time and record it by trial and error, directly to your pc. Overdub the vocals...

    For your vocals, try the different types of mics, and I'd also try to get a compressor for them. Especially if he screams every now and then.
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