thread: Drum Tracking
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Old 3rd August 2016
Originally Posted by SylviaMassy View Post
I'll find the key of the song first, then tune the toms and snare to that key. I usually use a piano to find the right notes. Then when changing heads, go back to the piano and match the drum tuning of the previous take. I will sometimes use my trusty little Jaymar toy piano for note reference, it is a very handy studio tool! If a piano or the Jaymar is not available, I will use a guitar or other instrument for note reference.
Could you give us some examples of "right notes" with relation to a key of a song, size of tom, snare etc.?
Any tricks for a snare tuning? Any standard tuning which works fine right from the beginning?
What about kick drum? Do you try to find specific note?