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jimjazzdad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

ubertar wrote:
A lot of the drums on track 3 of my new record were recorded with a binaural head situated in the center of my contraption ("traps") kit

https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/one-eye-awake-part-3

You need some pinnae on that thar head!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

joninc wrote:
Check out the Ludwig pioneer. It's a real gem of woody goodness.


Jez. Yeah! I've recorded Nathan Lawrs a bunch of times. So great.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

jimjazzdad wrote:
ubertar wrote:
A lot of the drums on track 3 of my new record were recorded with a binaural head situated in the center of my contraption ("traps") kit

https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/one-eye-awake-part-3

You need some pinnae on that thar head!


Look closer. Rubber "elf" ears.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

ubertar wrote:
jimjazzdad wrote:
ubertar wrote:
A lot of the drums on track 3 of my new record were recorded with a binaural head situated in the center of my contraption ("traps") kit

https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/one-eye-awake-part-3

You need some pinnae on that thar head!


Look closer. Rubber "elf" ears.

OK. Viewing on a small screen - had to zoom in to see them. That's a wicked scar Heddy has above the right eye too! lol. Was Heddy used on your own 'Bitches Brew'? (Sorry, forgot the name of the piece.)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

jimjazzdad wrote:
ubertar wrote:
jimjazzdad wrote:
ubertar wrote:
A lot of the drums on track 3 of my new record were recorded with a binaural head situated in the center of my contraption ("traps") kit

https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/one-eye-awake-part-3

You need some pinnae on that thar head!


Look closer. Rubber "elf" ears.

OK. Viewing on a small screen - had to zoom in to see them. That's a wicked scar Heddy has above the right eye too! lol. Was Heddy used on your own 'Bitches Brew'? (Sorry, forgot the name of the piece.)


The "scar" goes all the way around... that's how I put in the skull... a wax-filled coconut! It's on track 3 of the album (One Eye Awake). The link is in the center of this quote cloud. The mics are the "tape op omnis". They recently stopped working suddenly. I'm planning to replace them with two teeny tiny ribbon mics.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Thanks all. This one is my only snare at the moment. Not sure I really want to invest in it. Ultimately I'd like a decent wood and metal to cover all my bases. I've been haunting Craigslist and the like but haven't found anything yet.

Any suggestions for decent recording snares (wood and/or metal) that won't break the bank?


What price range? A lot of folks love the Ludwig Acrolites for 5" metal snares.

My most used snare is a Bison 5x14" maple that I added a die cast hoop to. I prefer deeper metal drum to shallow metal (though I have 2 shallow metal snares). I was considering the Pork Pie Big Bob that can be had in the $2-250 range when a sick deal came up on a Gretsch Bell Brass, That thing has changed my feeling about metal snares. They ain't cheap though...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

My range is probably somewhere around $300. Higher if the right thing came along.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

From reputation alone, I would ditto Pork Pie.

Also, don't reject out-of-hand entry-level or off-brand drums. A little tweaking and TLC can go a long way. I had a simple metal Tama 6 & 1/2-inch deep snare that I had tuned just right, with an added DIY "donut" and some LT Lug-Locks to keep it in-tune (which they did for years). Live and studio engineers both loved that drum; it was just set-up and go with minimal EQ needed every time.

But don't expect one drum to do it all (Rock, Jazz, Classical, Heavy Metal) without having to do some major adjusting for each session. When you can afford it, it would be better to have a few good drums for different jobs/sounds. The only one I'd avoid would be the piccolo-type snare. IMHO, pretty useless for any backbeat-oriented music.

I don't know if you've seen this, but it's interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht2JgVdHQdw

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

You might take a peek at Pearl's new line of "utility" snares.

Decent "bread & butter" drums, rather than exotic materials and signature editions. Thin maple shells, in two finishes, and a wide array of sizes. Under $200 USD, mostly.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:19 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

Huh. Thanks Scum. You just reminded me that drum I was talking about is a Pearl, not a Tama!

I've got a bunch of snare drums (!). A. David, coming down Buffalo-way anytime soon?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

Gregg Juke wrote:
Huh. Thanks Scum. You just reminded me that drum I was talking about is a Pearl, not a Tama!

I've got a bunch of snare drums (!). A. David, coming down Buffalo-way anytime soon?

GJ


Not until after the next inauguration unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: The Heart/Crotch Mic Reply with quote

Ah. Just so.

Well, if I get around to re-vamping some drums this year (might be moving), and I see something that looks like it would go with a (Rogers, was it?) kit, I will let you know.

Can you post a picture of the kit?

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