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bass drum technique
Old 19th February 2020
  #1
Gear Nut
 

bass drum technique

Dear Paul,

thank you for your great music and knowledge share!

Is that a Horch FET in front of the Ludwig Kick on the drums picture? I remember reading that you like it a lot. As I constantly search for a better bass drum sound (this also applies to classical concert bass drums) could you maybe elaborate on your Bassdrum techniques?


all the best


bojan
Old 20th February 2020
  #2
Thanks for visiting!

I use the Horch FM2J to capture the low end front of kick as I prefer it to the Neumann 47 fet. It has an octave lower.
And I use a cheap scooped MXL A55 kicker mic for the inside of the kick.

I often place a ribbon above the kick and the snare also to capture some air up top.

I then if possible line up all the sound waves on Pro Tools so they all thump at the same time.

That Ludwig 70's Maple kick is the best kick I have ever heard, it is so punchy.

I firmly believe that the kick should be as close as possible to the "home" key of the song. Which means I can't always use my Ludwig.






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Originally Posted by bojan_1 View Post
Dear Paul,

thank you for your great music and knowledge share!

Is that a Horch FET in front of the Ludwig Kick on the drums picture? I remember reading that you like it a lot. As I constantly search for a better bass drum sound (this also applies to classical concert bass drums) could you maybe elaborate on your Bassdrum techniques?


all the best


bojan
Old 20th February 2020
  #3
Gear Nut
 

Thank you, Paul! I'll try the Horch then soon.


all the best


bojan
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