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by drumsound
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers

My 'issue' with GoM and all of the burlap looking things is that, no matter the color, its just visually unattractive. I'd really like to at least do the wall with the window in my booth in crushed velvet.
by drumsound
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing

mjau wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:53 pm
Man, those Slingy’s sound great! And that ride is perfect for this kind of stuff.

Good stuff, Tony!
Thanks, Scott. I got that ride for $50 at the pawn shop. They had no clue that it was special. It's all patinaed and they just figured it was 'old' and nothing else.
by drumsound
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: M/S guitars and other stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: M/S guitars and other stuff

I thought I did it for the guitar on this song: https://caleyconway.bandcamp.com/track/love-is-sex But I found a picture from the session and I was wrong - it was actually a shotgun mic pointed at the amp from across a big warehouse room, with an ORTF pair of condensers where the side mic would go ...
by drumsound
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Listen: Jazz drums with modern micing

So I was tracking drums to a cover of Fly Me To The Moon for a client in Brooklyn yesterday. I've been keeping the drums miced up for easy tracking as projects come in, so I decided to just change out the drums from the big rock Gretsch setup to my '64 Slingerland set. I keep them tuned up for jazz ...
by drumsound
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: instrument DI box bang-for-buck
Replies: 27
Views: 421

Re: instrument DI box bang-for-buck

If "Bang for the buck" means "inexpensive but still useful", then I'd say the basic passive Whirlwind/Rapco/Proco offerings. I've got a pair of Rapco DB-100's that were $30 each in 1991 dollars, that still get regular use. The DB-1 appears to be the newer version of it. I think I have 4 of the Rapc...
by drumsound
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: bass drum mic - front or back?
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

What about them Elvin Jones style vocalatin' drummers? I'm a bit of a hummer myself What sort of bludgeon would you, as a professional, recommend? I've met Elvin, I can tell you HE is not someone to tangle with! Your general moaner or groaner probably isn't a problem unless the music is delicate.
by drumsound
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum overhead comparison in GJ setup
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Drum overhead comparison in GJ setup

Yeah, Mike! That sounds great. I traded off a ride cymbal that sounds a lot like the one you're playing on this cut. Does it have a kind of small bell and minimal bowing?
by drumsound
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: bass drum mic - front or back?
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

So many times I've been tempted to put a mic upside the drummer's head! :twisted: -redacted Well, a mic hitting a mic stand kinda goes "clang". But a mic hitting a drummer's head - properly tuned-up, see - goes "thud". So, one is often ever so much more satisfrying than t'over. Finally, a mic stand...
by drumsound
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: bass drum mic - front or back?
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

vvv wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 pm
So many times I've been tempted to put a mic upside the drummer's head! :twisted:
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by drumsound
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: bass drum mic - front or back?
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

vernier wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:21 pm
I do Ringo style, but sometimes put a mic next to my head to pick up whole kit including bass drum.
The mic next to the drummer's head OH can work really well.
by drumsound
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Connector for old Lafayette mic?
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Connector for old Lafayette mic?

Is that a mic built into a socket wrench?
by drumsound
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY vocal/ISO booth
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: DIY vocal/ISO booth

It's not a terrible idea, but I'd make it bigger than the picture. The singer is going to feel like they are stuck in a phone booth. I'd consider a wider base, and possibly using some 45º angles and make a bit of a trapezoid shape. You'll need a couple of extra packing blankets, but it would be a mo...
by drumsound
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Starting a small studio business
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Starting a small studio business

Avoid debt. Pay cash. As much as possible. Forget fancy gear for now. Make your rooms sound really good. Make the live room a place people feel really comfortable in. Make the control room as accurate as you possibly can (spend your money on room treatment, not compressors). A really good month doe...
by drumsound
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: bass drum mic - front or back?
Replies: 44
Views: 780

Re: bass drum mic - front or back?

digitaldrummer wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:35 am
and this is how I would describe Zomby Woofiness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksnwEsPKO5s
NIIIIIICE!
by drumsound
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acoustic absorption for desk surfaces
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Acoustic absorption for desk surfaces

I did consider just cutting up some mousepads :biggergrin: [/quote] Probably a cheap way to go... I did consider just cutting up some mousepads :biggergrin: But ... ... that'll make 'em walk funny. :twisted: :mrgreen: What a card... i use the Rubbermaid equivalent of this (because I found it locall...