Originally Posted by BevvyB
Interesting on the low thump simmonds thing
What do you do similar to that nowadays? What's the 2006 equivalent?
I record the snare with three mics to separate tracks, two on top and one underneath. On top I use an Octava (sp?) mic for the clean track and a Beyer 201 into an old, err vintage GrooveTubes MP-1 mic pre on stunn. That thing really distorts nicely and creates this fat overdriven snare tone. Cut some top end off and send that into the verb, similar to the Simmons setup. You can get similar results with running the top mic through an SPL Transientdesigner with attack to the left and decay to the right.
But sofar (during the last 10 years or so) I kept the drums fairly dry, because everybody hated "that 80s sound". Nor more of that, back to reverb, Phil Spector for President !!!