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Matchless1069 23rd October 2009 09:16 PM

Bass drum size & micing
 
Hello Tommy and thanks for your time. Live you play very large bass drums with your kit. When in the studio what size do you prefer? Any certain micing tips you can give or do you let the engineer handle all that? Dr Feelgood was an album I used for drum referencing for a long time. Great big drum sounds on that one.
Thanks
Mark

Dr. Mordo 24th October 2009 08:15 AM

And on those new tracks from 'The Public Record" how much of the sound is samples vs. mics?

They sound great, but I'm curious how you got there.

T. Lee 25th October 2009 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Mordo (Post 4711897)
And on those new tracks from 'The Public Record" how much of the sound is samples vs. mics?

They sound great, but I'm curious how you got there.

There's no samples as of now!....those drums you hear are live drums recorded @ Atrium my home studio!!

Tommy

Tom Colletti 25th October 2009 02:00 AM

Tommy,

Do you need an intern/assistant at Atrium? If so, where can I send my resume?

thanks,

tom

xtrmspl 25th October 2009 06:16 AM

Your too late I already asked him gooof I was hoping he would say yes as a matter of fact we do, but no luck yet. peachh

Chris Baseford 25th October 2009 06:24 AM

If you're interested in an internship, send your resume to [email protected]

C.

Chris Baseford 28th October 2009 11:46 PM

We've used some pretty large kick drums in the past... 26, 28 even a 30 on Tommy's last solo album. We've been using a lot of 24's lately in the studio. I think the majority of the tracks we've been recording on lately have been a Custom 23" DW with a resonator on the front for sum extra umph. The idea behind the 23 is that it sounds like a 24 but plays like a 22... it really fills up the room nicely. A big part of the sound we've been using lately is compressed room mics in the drum room at Tommy's studio. The room is pretty reflective, so it sounds a lot bigger than it actually is... we take full advantage of that with agressively processed room mics. I love EQ and Compression!!! Yyyyyyuuuuuummmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyy!

C.

Matchless1069 3rd November 2009 12:12 AM

Thanks Chris. I think I saw a pic of that kit your talking about in the studio with the BD extension somewhere on here. Just out of curiosity what BD heads are you using on the 23? That's not a size your going to run down and get at Guitar Center ;)

Chris Baseford 5th November 2009 12:28 AM

I believe it's a coated Ambassador.

C.