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by DrummerMan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 27
Views: 1128

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:47 am
DrummerMan wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 am
I'll have to try this. Repeatedly slapping your belly for take after take can start to sting...
There is a magical technique, called Sampling... ;)
I already sampled everything on the menu, that's why my belly is so perfect for this technique...
by DrummerMan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 27
Views: 1128

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

Oh, its 100% true! I've done this with the sides of my calves, too. It's not as convincing as a group of people, but it works in a pinch. Chris Garges Charlotte, NC I'll have to try this. Repeatedly slapping your belly for take after take can start to sting... I actually find this more convincing t...
by DrummerMan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 27
Views: 1128

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

losthighway wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:15 pm
DrummerMan wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:06 pm
A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:53 pm


Sweet Jesus. I almost spit beer on the laptop.
Glad I could help...
But is it hilarious and true, or just hilarious?
Oh, its 100% true!
by DrummerMan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 27
Views: 1128

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

My clap method usually involves flam slapping my bare belly, a couple feet from the mic, making a cup out of my hands so it's a little fuller sounding. 2 passes of that is pretty good, and way less transient-y than actual claps. If I do add in layers of real clapping I do it quieter than I think I ...
by DrummerMan
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my percussion recording skills
Replies: 27
Views: 1128

Re: Upping my percussion recording skills

So, I often like to record tambourine with my back facing the mic, maybe about 3 or 4 feet from the mic. That tends to give me a good natural sound while nicely dampening the transient especially when the part being played has a left hand accent, as tambourine parts often do... Really, i dont think ...
by DrummerMan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon dilemma.
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Ribbon dilemma.

My 205 sounded great before the ribbon started sagging. After it started sagging it still sounded great, but anything that could make it thunk would make it thunk, including floor vibration, as I used it often for drum OH. I haven't gotten around to figuring out how to retension myself as that feels...
by DrummerMan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?

Problem is I usually keep all the stickers/manual/warranty/extra plug bullshit in the box too, so I’d have to go through that too... I finally consolidated and moved all my manuals and warranty shit to one little storage bin a few months ago. I don't think I'll ever use any of them, but seeing them...
by DrummerMan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?

Ok. Thanks all for the reassurance that I am a) not the only one, and b) not being irresponsible by getting rid of some.
by DrummerMan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?
Replies: 14
Views: 813

How long does everyone keep the boxes your gear came in?

Cleaning out my storage shed, and thinking about recycling the boxes my JBL monitors came in. Bought over 10 years ago. Waaaaay past warranty. And they take up a bunch of space. I tend to keep boxes for things that cost more than a little money, in case I ever sell it or I move or something. But I d...
by DrummerMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 62
Views: 3195

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

I personally love an re20 or sm7 for most natural sounding to my ears kick. Unfortunately my re20 has been in need of maintenance for a while and I dont currently own an sm7 myself. I tend to use my Senn 421 the most now. It's got a little exaggeration going on but nothing like the beta52 that my o...
by DrummerMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: unhyped kick drum mic
Replies: 62
Views: 3195

Re: unhyped kick drum mic

I personally love an re20 or sm7 for most natural sounding to my ears kick. Unfortunately my re20 has been in need of maintenance for a while and I dont currently own an sm7 myself. I tend to use my Senn 421 the most now. It's got a little exaggeration going on but nothing like the beta52 that my ol...
by DrummerMan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Muddy Recording
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Re: Tascam 388 Muddy Recording

Also... regarding demag-ing: I dont know if you do this regularly, but I've noticed that sometimes my demag will be done wrong (by me), somehow, and everything will be muddy. The solution is just to do it again and usually that fixes it. I dont know what it is about an improper demag that is doing t...
by DrummerMan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing with the band there
Replies: 21
Views: 2175

Re: Mixing with the band there

roscoenyc wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:23 am
One producer we worked with gave each band member 3 poker chips before the mixing started.
These were to be used for mix comments.

"For each song"? we asked

"For the entire album"

It turned out to be a very good technique.
Fantastic idea!
by DrummerMan
Sat May 11, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

Does anyone know of any specific downsides to the new Mac Mini? It looks like I can max out the ram at 64GB and get a 6-core i7 processor for still less $$ than an iMac with half that ram, and WAYYY less than a mac pro trashcan of similar abilities. If this sonnet thing works out that could solve my...
by DrummerMan
Sat May 11, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Mac in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: Recording Mac in 2019

Hi, Hey Nick! Yeah, I'm running logic so dont need to worry about any PT stuff. I did just buy a new laptop in the fall and got logic x on it which seems to be working fine, though I haven't done any heavy projects on it yet. Actually using a zoom h6 as an interface for it and it's working very nic...