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Old 13th September 2012
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I was smiling all day long!

haha

Couldnt ask for more?
Old 13th September 2012
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Overheads - 2x U87 + 2x Earthworks SR25
Kick - RE20 with Earthworks KickPad
Toms - 2x MD421
Snare - Audix i5
Hats - SM57
Rooms (out of sight) - 2x Blue Dragonfly

Drummer - Darrin Mooney (Primal Scream, Gary Moore etc)
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Old 14th September 2012
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Kick: Beta 52 & Fet47
Snr Top: 57
Snr Bot: Am81
Hat: Km84 (not the 184)
Toms: AT Atm23
OH: AT 4047
Rooms: 414s (Fig 8)
Mono Room: RCA 77dx
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Old 15th September 2012
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The one with the mother of pearl soundhole inlays ? For me .
Old 25th September 2012
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Today's session on a nice sounding DW



Kick Beta 52/API 512/API 550B
Sn Top SM57/SH Gama/API 550B
Sn Bottom Audix i5/API 512/Distressor
HH SM7
OH Oktava MK012/HCL Tubescream tube pres + opto comp
Toms SM57s/API 512
Floor SM57 xformless/API 512
Room (overhead) Royer 121/HCL Mirror tube pre + 1176
Front of the kit U87/HCL Mirror tube pre/xPressor

oh and some days ago 12 drums, not in studio but on the beach
Old 26th September 2012
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Originally Posted by nobtwiddler View Post
Actually, it sounds exactly like what Eddie and I wanted them to be.

Real~!

Mic'ing drums from this distance let's them breathe, and all the sounds from the individual drums blend together, so they sound exactly like they do in the the room. As long as you are happy with the sound in your room, you are good to go.

Obviously, we only got away with this in my small room because we had already tracked the 3 guitars, upright bass, and scratch vocals to a click before hand. Eddie then played drums to these tracks...
And I'm glad we did.

It's amazing how good, no GREAT, drums sound when recorded like this.

As we used to say in Queens NY..

Dat's a beautiful thing!

Love to hear some, any way post a bit?
Old 26th September 2012
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Originally Posted by deni View Post
Here's a project I'm currently working on. The band is called The Electric Playground from Detroit, MI. They play some good ol' Detroit rock. We were going for a really raw and dark sound on the drums for this piece so...we ended up tracking in the garage! I had my hesitations at first with the tracking space but really ended up diggin' the sounds we got. There's some leakage from the bass amp and a little bit of screaming in the background but here's the set up:

Kick In - RE320
Kick Out - GAP TC1
Snare -57
Overheads - Studio Projects C4 (omni)
Room - C414 XLS (omni)

All going into a Focusrite Liquid 56. Used mostly Waves SSL and API plugins for processing and a little Oxford transient designing and verb.
sounds nice!
Old 26th September 2012
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Originally Posted by NickNagurka View Post
Okay! Here we go, clips from the session...The second day we switched out the 421's in favor of a pair of Joly-Modded Oktava 012's - definitely a good choice!

The clips are (in order,) First tune - no processing on kit, first tune with healthy amounts of The Glue and Bricasti impulse responses, a snippet of the working mix, the second tune we worked on in that session (with Oktavas on toms)

Cheeers!

Sounds great.
I do a very similar thing with a RK bass drum in front, but only have one of the Coles. love to get another and try that position in stereo like you did.
nice job.
Old 26th September 2012
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We also ran a paralell feed of the B&O crunch mic into a Little Labs re-amper box and fed this out to an Audio Kitchen Amp with Marshall 4 x 12 in the corridor, then distance miked the corridor with 2 x 57s recorded with :

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Nice.
How better/different is this than using an amp plug?
Any way to solo that track and post it?

thanks,
Sean
Old 28th September 2012
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Sounds great.
I do a very similar thing with a RK bass drum in front, but only have one of the Coles. love to get another and try that position in stereo like you did.
nice job.
Thanks mate! It was a bit of a pain, phase-wise. Had to delay my spot mics to get them to sit well. Love having the extra kick as well - it adds some really interesting depth to the tone of the kick. If you ever do the position in stereo, be aware that ypu'll have to be very attuned to stereo imaging, as blumlein is quite wide sounding, and you could very well end up with all the attack of your kick drum in one channel, and it's a right pain to have to correct!
Old 3rd October 2012
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Late 80's Gretsch "Power" kit: 22", 13", 16"
Late 50's Gretsch "Round Badge" snare 5 1/4"

Kick In: D12
Kick Out: U47fet
Snare Top: VM-44
Snare Top: i5
Snare Bottom: C414 TLII
Hi Hat: KM184
Toms: C414B ULS
Overheads: DC96
Rooms: CM22
Behind Kit: C12VR

All on to sticky old 996 @ 15 IPS on a JH-24

I'll post pres later when I find the info.

Can be heard here: rough mix - mics -> pres -> tape -> converters -> PT, no other processing:
Old 3rd October 2012
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Old 3rd October 2012
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Gorgeous room, Greg, where is that?
Old 3rd October 2012
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Gorgeous room, Greg, where is that?
That's my place!

The Bridge Recording

That's drummer Bernie Dresel, warming up for a young Disney Artist basic tracks session. George Doering will be sitting in the chairs, playing guitar, (amps in the iso booth).

This room sounds great with a kit!
Old 3rd October 2012
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Must sound good or gorgeous or...

Matti
Old 4th October 2012
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front of the kit - AKG C414B-ULS in MS
bass drum - AKG D112
bass drum resonant side - Beyerdynamic M201
snare drum - MD441
floor tom - Beyerdynamic M88
hi-hat - AKG C451EB
ride - Josephson C42 (there is M160 on the photo but it was murky, so switched to Josephson)
ambient - 2 x Coles 4038

no overheads
FOK went into SCA N72s and everything else into Audient ASP008
Recorded live with guitar so there is little bleed in the tracks

sounds pretty nice but the tuning could be better especially on the kick drum...

No fx yet

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Old 4th October 2012
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Originally Posted by cyjanopan View Post
no overheads
Funny you mention that cause 2 weeks ago I did a session with no overhead as well.
Close mics on everything and a XY + mono front of kit and large AB room mics. It sounded great.

I also had the opportunity to make a AB test between a 421 and a CAD M179 on toms, I use 421 all the time at the studio I work at but at home I use the M179 and never compared them before, the M179 won, way less bleed and better tone overall.

Here's 2 super crappy pics of the setup.
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Old 4th October 2012
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Originally Posted by matskull View Post
I also had the opportunity to make a AB test between a 421 and a CAD M179 on toms, I use 421 all the time at the studio I work at but at home I use the M179 and never compared them before, the M179 won, way less bleed and better tone overall.
Hell yes they did! I use them on toms, kick, and sometimes snare. Love em!
Old 4th October 2012
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Originally Posted by Greg Curtis View Post
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WOW - if one doesn't manage to make a drum kit sound positively huge in THAT room...

Great place, Greg.


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Old 4th October 2012
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Rock thing this weekend. Tracking drums & bass.

Late 70's Ludwig kit. He switched between Gretsch & Ludwig rack toms, & 2 Supras. One was brass. Killed me.

akg d200e inside kick
bk5 out side
414 TL2 and 56 top snare
57 bottom snare
451's overs and hat
Earthworks over high center
Beta 98 rack
re 20 floor
87 pair rooms

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Old 5th October 2012
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Originally Posted by drmmrboy View Post
Rock thing this weekend. Tracking drums & bass.

Late 70's Ludwig kit. He switched between Gretsch & Ludwig rack toms, & 2 Supras. One was brass. Killed me.

akg d200e inside kick
bk5 out side
414 TL2 and 56 top snare
57 bottom snare
451's overs and hat
Earthworks over high center
Beta 98 rack
re 20 floor
87 pair rooms

Nice ,love my d200's and bk5 but never tried them in your configuration ,may have to.
Old 10th October 2012
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Recent Session

Drummer had 6 Toms…

Bassdrum: Sennheiser 602
Snare top: Beyer 201
Snare bottom: Beyer m160
Octoban 1: Beyer m88
Octoban 2: Beyer 201
Tom 1: AKG c414
Tom 2: AKG c414
Tom 3: Shure ksm32
Tom 4: EV re20
OH‘s: Neumann km184
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Old 10th October 2012
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Crap pics but o well
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Old 11th October 2012
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Crap pics but o well
Where did you get those corner stands for the office dividers?
Old 11th October 2012
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Some glynn johns

OH Snare: Cascade Fathead >api 512
OH toms : Cascade Fathead >api 512
Kick : D112> ISA 428
Snare : SM57> Great River
Mono Room: AEA R84> UA 6176
Old 14th October 2012
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The "simple" 3 mic setup ~~ U89 OH : D3600 Kick :: AKG pencil on snare DARK CHOCOLATE - YouTube

Old 14th October 2012
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That kit and live room looks great... nice pic too. Any chance of a short clip?
Old 14th October 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by matskull View Post
Funny you mention that cause 2 weeks ago I did a session with no overhead as well.
Close mics on everything and a XY + mono front of kit and large AB room mics. It sounded great.

I also had the opportunity to make a AB test between a 421 and a CAD M179 on toms, I use 421 all the time at the studio I work at but at home I use the M179 and never compared them before, the M179 won, way less bleed and better tone overall.

Here's 2 super crappy pics of the setup.
That's studio picollo ?????
Old 14th October 2012
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That kit and live room looks great... nice pic too. Any chance of a short clip?
DARK CHOCOLATE - YouTube
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