Although my tracking room is far from finished I wanted to try out this experiment.
I recorded some drums in our rehearsal room.
The soundcard (Terratec EWS 88) and pre’s (SM-Pro Audio PR8E) in that room are not of the finest quality, but bear with me. ;-)
As a matter of fact I don’t even have a decent computer at the moment, so I borrowed one from my brother and recorded in Reaper: Two overheads, one kick and one snare.(no tom mics)
I played back the tracks in my raw/untreated ‘tracking room’ (see pictures) and recorded the reverb at different speeds.
It’s a small room, with mostly concrete walls. The dimensions can be seen in the sketch.
So the room, as it is, sounds horrible but it’s enough to show if the thought of the original post works. (The idea is of course to give the impression that the room sounds bigger with the high speed/high pitch drums,...it still sounds as a horrible room, but a BIGGER horrible room...)
I played back mono and recorded also mono...again it’s just for the sake of the test.
- The first track are the drums ‘dry’ (as recorded at the rehearsal room)
- The second track are the drums together with the recorded reverb in real time (Rate 1 in Reaper)
- The third one are drums mixed with the recorded reverb at high speed (Rate 2 in Reaper and then played back at normal speed: Rate 1) The quality of the recording, the balance of the mix etc. are far from ideal, but is meant to give you an idea,....hopefully.
Drums 15 april 2010 DRY.mp3 Drums 15 april 2010 Rate 1.mp3 Drums 15 april 2010 Rate 2.mp3
Let me know what you think...