hey hows it going its been a looooooong looooooooooong time and i am blessed to say that in my time after 8 years of helping others with their own projects im finally working on my own album
thing is... im trying to record everything at home....
in doing so ive had a couple challenges im facing..
percussion and drums being two of them.
within the next week or so im going to have a friend of mine record congas for a latin fusion im working on
and i also have a friend thats going to be recording bongos.
ideally, id love to have both guys playing at the same time to have the percussion tight for the song. my room is a bit of a tight space, but i think we can manage that.
now heres my issue
if i am to be recording bongos and congas at the same time i need the best options. this is what im working with:
i have a maudio profire 6/10 interface.
2 shure sm57 mics
1 blue bluebird condenser mic
1 presonus eureka preamp (preamp for the bluebird)
samson MDR16 mixer ( id honestly rather stay away from this mixer by all means necessary. )
i also have other microphones but i dont have matching pairs of anything because i use these as my own vocal mics when i play live
1 shure sm58
1 sennheiser e835
being a guitar player i dont have an extensive mic collection because im satisfied with what i have to record electric acoustic guitars and vocals. but i only know and am comfortable with my gear in that aspect because of my own trial and error, this is what works for me.. but i am aware that it might not work for other instruments.
with that being said what can i do to make the best out of this situation?
being a fellow gearslut id love to purchase new gear but the slut funds are low.
and for recording drums how would i go about it?
im thinking 57 snare, 57 kick ( although i feel like i should be using another mic for that ) and the bluebird as an overhead.
the profires specs are as follows:
6 inputs including:
2 XLR/TS combo jacks for mics or instrument level inputs
2 1/4" TRS balanced line inputs
Stereo S/PDIF In
i thought about using the s/pdif on the samson mixer to connect to the s/pdif on the profire to expand my lines, but the thing has this noise hiss issue that renders it useless to me if i want to have a quality recording
any thoughts? advice? it would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.