25th July 2011
After all the drums were tracked and comp'd (with a razor blade) for the whole album we set up to overdub all the cymbals. The cymbals were printed on the same 16 track master as the drums. They were on 4 tracks. There was a stereo pair that was either just the over heads (KM84s) or the overheads with some room mics (C37As) blended in. There was a close mic on the hihat (M582) and the ride cymbal (M582). I am not 100% sure about the mic choices... pretty sure though. We set up a dummy snare and toms for Dave to make it easier for him to duplicate the performances.
Dave has unlimited energy and endurance for playing drums and is pretty much always excited to play more drums. About half way through overdubbing these cymbal parts was the only time I have ever seen him get a little flustered. At one point he shouted "Who's f***ing idea was this anyway!!!". He quickly regained his composure and continued playing the shit out of the cymbals.