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by drumsound
Tue May 22, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

To pile on to odd things from home studios, I've had things where they spot erased the overheads and just had them there for crashes. Talk about fucking with the overall drum sound...
by drumsound
Sun May 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does anyone use overheads?
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Re: Does anyone use overheads?

When I checking the drums I start with the overheads. They give a general picture, but I do very much like close mics. I usually have room mics going as well. How much of the sound is OH vs close mics and how much of the room I'm using depends on a multitude of things, mostly the production, but the...
by drumsound
Wed May 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Noob: Routing a Mixer w/Converters
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Noob: Routing a Mixer w/Converters

I believe most folks take each channel/input to the DAW discreetly, 1:1 if you will. If you're not using the mixer's mic inputs, you can then come out of the DAW on a 1:1 ratio as well. If you want to use the mixer mic pres, you'll either need enough channels for a mic input and a separate line inpu...
by drumsound
Tue May 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam MX2424
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Tascam MX2424

You'd be better off to ask specific questions.
by drumsound
Mon May 14, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mics that sound like a U67..
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Mics that sound like a U67..

I used one of the Advanced Audio 67 clones on a project a few years back. It was mostly stuck on grand piano duties but it did a great job and sounded beautiful. The build quality was decent but was more of the top shelf off shore variety than classy German manufacture. I just review this mic for t...
by drumsound
Thu May 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MS drums with mono OH - variants?
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: MS drums with mono OH - variants?

I looked like a reliable engineer nerd when I located it and fixed the problem. The best feeling. This is why they pay us the big bucks. Well, at least some bucks... right? This is half the reason I take out the tape measure for a spaced pair OH setup. It makes them feel like I'm doing something ar...
by drumsound
Thu May 10, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?
Replies: 28
Views: 656

Re: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?

How about those 57's, Tony? Looking good, aye? (ducks and runs for nearest cover and concealment) "Well if you got a nail stickin' out of your molding you can use it to hammer it in!" yuck yuck yuck [/quote] Throws my broken 57 at you. http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp66/Morespaceecho/Main%20Ar...
by drumsound
Thu May 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?
Replies: 28
Views: 656

Re: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?

losthighway wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Cirrus wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:23 pm
You can see the Floor Tom-side at4050 between the top of the ride and bottom of the far crash.
Do you love your 4050? They were getting a lot of hype around here a while back and they've really become accessible on the used market.
They are great mics.
by drumsound
Wed May 09, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?
Replies: 28
Views: 656

Re: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?

If they're overhead at all, I tend to prefer them not too high - maybe just below the height of my chin when I'm standing up so only really just high enough to avoid being in the phasey edge-wash of any of the cymbals and in some kind of ORTF (though usually not pointing as far apart as ORTF, I do ...
by drumsound
Wed May 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MS drums with mono OH - variants?
Replies: 15
Views: 304

Re: MS drums with mono OH - variants?

I find GJ has an annoying compromise in that if I go for stereo width (hard panning the over/side mics), the ride sits too far to the side and tom fills on some kit setups go sideways across the soundstage and it's totally unrealistic, Yeah, I find most two mic overhead situations (at least visuall...
by drumsound
Fri May 04, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Getting reviewed
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Getting reviewed

They are more concerned about getting $30 from you than they are about making a good magazine.
by drumsound
Fri May 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Jabo Starks RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Jabo Starks RIP

On of the greats of our time.
by drumsound
Fri May 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...
Replies: 31
Views: 724

Re: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...

Or in other words, I may sound dismissive here but I work hard to understand my clients! But, reference tracks usually lead pretty much nowhere for me! I don't mind when I get a mix of influences to get a general idea. A group of songs and artists gets me in the neighborhood of where their heads ar...
by drumsound
Wed May 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?
Replies: 28
Views: 656

Re: How high do you like your overheads (and why)?

Generally I have overheads kind of low. A little higher up than the drummer's head (when standing). I don't want or need space in the OH sound, that's what room mics are for. I mostly use an ORTF pair placed with the snare and BD in the center. I kind of wish I raised the OHs a bit last week, as the...
by drumsound
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...
Replies: 31
Views: 724

Re: Client woes... Trying to please a singer...

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:46 am
Play to their wallet, that usually stops their crazier ideas.
This does tend to work very well.
TapeOpLarry wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:32 pm
My comment to these kind of clients: "Yeah, um, none of the records you like were made they way you are attempting to work right now."
I need to remember this one.