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Filtering Kit Rattle on Ambient Mics

Post by Drone » Sat May 02, 2015 8:43 am

So I often use the mics on the drum kit for ambient mic'ing, basically I leave them on when I'm doing a guitar track or bass track.

Today the drummer had left his snare on, and I got an annoying rattly buzz going through most of it.

Any suggestions for a good way to eliminate it? I'm in the box, using REAPER, so no thousand dollar hardware solutions please :mrgreen:
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Post by kslight » Sat May 02, 2015 9:16 am

You might try a noise reduction tool like Rx. You can download a usable free demo.
Sometimes this stuff works miracles?sometimes it sounds weird. Worth a shot?

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Post by vvv » Sat May 02, 2015 9:41 am

Re-amp or play the guitar track back thru a monitor, record the ambience mic's again, with the snares off.
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Post by Drone » Sat May 02, 2015 9:49 am

I did record a DI track, guess I have to try my hand at re-amping.

Or try RX I guess.

Thanks guys :mrgreen:
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Post by Drone » Sun May 10, 2015 7:33 am

I tried re-amping, and just wasn't happy with it.

I ended up creating multiple copies of the DI guitar track, running them thru different filters in the box, and adding a couple of in the box modellers.

Kind of makes me wonder why I bothered mic'ing the amps atall :?
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Post by Marc Alan Goodman » Fri May 15, 2015 12:58 pm

Ha.

Yeah, not much you can do to get drum rattle out, particularly if the snares were left on.

I'm getting ready to start taking apart all our kits and stuffing cotton balls in all the lug casings to try and get the things to shut the hell up.

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Post by Drone » Sat May 16, 2015 7:36 am

My problem was my studio is my workshop, it was a loose panel on a piece of gear on a bench that had caused most of the noise, the drum kit just added to it.

Sometimes a bit of sympathetic drum rattle makes the track, other times it's like WTF turn it off. :?
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Post by vvv » Sat May 16, 2015 12:26 pm

I always loved the rattle on Gutterball's first album ...
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