Can someone show me what a good drum recording sounds like?

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Can someone show me what a good drum recording sounds like?

Post by vivalastblues » Mon May 12, 2014 4:49 am

Just looking for a wave file or mp3 of solo drums that sound professional and good. I'm just after something to compare to my own drum sound, to hear where it should be at.

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Post by Gregg Juke » Mon May 12, 2014 6:11 am

Or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JDil65 ... 5FAEA6571F

Or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxyiNop ... KMT--JWQwk

Or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln6b_nBM-V8

Seriously though, I understand what you meant (I think), but I think you have to be more specific, because "good drums" is pretty subjective. You want a good drumset rhythm track, _solo'd_ (not a solo), that sounds ________???? ("contemporary," "vintage," "rock," "jazz," "reggae," "country," etc., etc.)... So much depends on style of music (and therefore production), and personal choices and aesthetics (from both drummer and engineer/producer). Maybe you could tell us what style of music you're working with, and a few examples of what _you_ think are "good drums," and let everybody have a hack at analyzing how to get those sounds(?). Asking for "good drums" will net you 1,000 different answers and opinions (and suggestions-- "always compress," "never compress," "close-mike everything," "only use stereo overheads," and so on).

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Post by drumsound » Mon May 12, 2014 7:58 am

What Gregg said. Be more specific and we can help you, hopefully.

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Post by vivalastblues » Mon May 12, 2014 8:08 am

Im just after a solo drum track that somebody here has recorded that they consider to be of high/professional quality, that I can A/B against my own drum recordings. Does that not make sense? Genre doesnt really matter as much, but let's just say hard rock since that's what I mostly record.



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Post by Snarl 12/8 » Tue May 13, 2014 2:47 pm

Levee.
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Post by drumsound » Tue May 13, 2014 4:59 pm

Here's a recording I did a few years ago. I posted the drum mix to talk about ORTF overheads.

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... light=ortf

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Post by vivalastblues » Tue May 13, 2014 6:57 pm

Cool this is kinda what I was looking for. I downloaded a few of them and can hear differences in my recordings vs theirs. Now to figure out how they got them that way...

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Post by vivalastblues » Tue May 13, 2014 6:59 pm

drumsound wrote:Here's a recording I did a few years ago. I posted the drum mix to talk about ORTF overheads.

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... light=ortf
Thanks drumsound. The link in the thread is dead, any chance you could re-up please?

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Post by Brett Siler » Tue May 13, 2014 11:17 pm

Vaura - Drachma - Recorded and mixed by Colin Marston. Not isolated drums except for the beginning. This is what I think rock drums should sound like. Big, beefy, with a fair amount of room sound mixed in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdTUJkyFbLk

Jesus Lizard - Here Come Dudley - Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini. I like these for the same reasons as the other example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0MgbQHh-Xg

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Wed May 14, 2014 9:09 am

Snarl 12/8 wrote:Levee.
it's still the best.

a little googling should find you the 'in utero' multitracks, wherein you can hear dave grohl and steve albini both being amazing at their jobs.

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Post by drumsound » Wed May 14, 2014 9:16 am

drumsound wrote:Here's a recording I did a few years ago. I posted the drum mix to talk about ORTF overheads.

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... light=ortf
I'll see if I can find the track. It might be on my old computer, buried in a closet...

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