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chris perra
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Re: Home recording

Postby chris perra » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:17 pm

It's not ideal in a kitchen but try and get some absorbtive stuff on the walls. 2 blankets hanging from 2 coat racks.. or whatever you can do.

If you clean the room sound up your setup will sound totally useable.. Right now it's good but a bit washed out..

Adding extra mics etc won't help it will just add to the wash and depedning on the sound you go for..in most cases the overheads are a big part of the vibe of a kit..
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Re: Home recording

Postby Rudy_Ment » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:46 pm

chris perra wrote:It's not ideal in a kitchen but try and get some absorbtive stuff on the walls. 2 blankets hanging from 2 coat racks.. or whatever you can do.

If you clean the room sound up your setup will sound totally useable.. Right now it's good but a bit washed out..

Adding extra mics etc won't help it will just add to the wash and depedning on the sound you go for..in most cases the overheads are a big part of the vibe of a kit..


Yeah, it is washed out, I definitely could try blankets in there. You say more mics won't help, and you might be right. I feel that close micing the toms would give clarity and presence though. The 57 seems to help make the snare sound closer. When I tried without it and just used the built in mics of the Q8, the snare sounded like it was at the back of the room.
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Re: Home recording

Postby chris perra » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:39 pm

Extra mics will help give to control to focus individual drums.. but you will still have a washed out set of overheads.. better to clean up the room then add other mics and extras..
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Re: Home recording

Postby Rudy_Ment » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:48 pm

Very good points Chris. I'm going to get hold of some thick blankets and something to hang them on. By the way, I've changed the video on previous page. I turned on the compression and it seems to be ok this time. It's slightly changed the sound of the snare. Note to self: must learn not to rush fills!
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Re: Home recording

Postby langmick » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:29 pm

"Note to self: must learn not to rush fills!"

Don't play any! :)
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Re: Home recording

Postby Rudy_Ment » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:33 pm

langmick wrote:"Note to self: must learn not to rush fills!"

Don't play any! :)


Thank you for your amazingly positive thoughts.
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Re: Home recording

Postby langmick » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:56 am

It's one of the ways to get a handle on timing and fills. Start from scratch.
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Re: Home recording

Postby Pocketplayer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:30 am

Thought this was a good thread for video...lots of useful info here

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Re: Home recording

Postby Steve Holmes » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:29 pm

^^ I just subscribed to this guy earlier today. He seems super smart.
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Re: Home recording

Postby Pocketplayer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:02 pm

I have watched hours of video from him...his style is very relational
and somewhat scattered...he at first you wonder how sharp he
really is...this dude is smart! he does get distracted at times
while talking--reads questions from viewers, pauses mid sentence
like speaking to someone on the phone and they talk about the
guy who cut him off or the goes into a side bar story about
the gal who made his coffee that morning...which drives me nuts

he is all over the music spectrum...serious
info on music theory, recording details...but he can play guitar
like a master...watch the Steely Dan video...he plays the Larry
Carlton solos note for note, breaking it all down. He breaks down
the style of Thomas Newman as a movie composer playing all his
parts on keyboard.

On top of it, hes a great father and his kid has perfect pitch...he's about
8 and he plays classical piano...he really plays! Watch the vids with his
kid at piano calling out every chord progression just by ear.

He also wrote a number one country tune charting for two weeks...been
through that experience with a band...his experience is really crazy.

Hey Rudy...not trying to cloud your thread...but i watched the recording vids
because of your thread...got me interested

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