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Carlo Poddighe 4th May 2011 07:14 PM

"Can the Can" Drum sound
 
Hi Phil!
Thanks for being here!
I would like to know how did you get the Drum sound in the record "Can the Can" of Suzi Quatro.
In the specific: what mike configuration you used? is a very "in the face" recording and at the same time have a lot of air..
And, if you have memories about it, what tape recorder you used?

Thank you very much for your amazing recordings!!
Carlo.

phill brown 6th May 2011 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Carlo Poddighe (Post 6609043)
Hi Phil!
Thanks for being here!
I would like to know how did you get the Drum sound in the record "Can the Can" of Suzi Quatro.
In the specific: what mike configuration you used? is a very "in the face" recording and at the same time have a lot of air..
And, if you have memories about it, what tape recorder you used?

Thank you very much for your amazing recordings!!
Carlo.

Wow - a while ago. Can the Can was recorded in Studio Two at Island Studios Basing Street on a 3M 16 track machine. The live room was small 30' X 20'. Drums - U87 as Overhead, 2 X U87's on Toms, Snare AKG 224 and an AKG D12 on Bass Drum. Everything close mic'd but some 'leakage' onto other instruments.

l.sicilian 8th May 2011 09:44 PM

Hi Phil,

Only one U87 for overhead? How much of the bottom end if any was kept from it?

Thank you

phill brown 14th May 2011 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by l.sicilian (Post 6621307)
Hi Phil,

Only one U87 for overhead? How much of the bottom end if any was kept from it?

Thank you

yes back then I often used 1 overhead - mono. Especially if a small kit and not many cymbals. I doubt I would have rolled much bass end out - gave the drums the 'air' space and size.