Opinions on drum mix, please .

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Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Member Since: Apr 11, 2004

Hey guys . I just posted a piece of the drum kit recording that I had done a couple of weeks ago, and would love to get some perspectives on the sound I got with this set-up . The drummer was warming up, and sitting behind a kit he's never played on, so don't be too hard on him... I'm more concerned with the actual mix of the instruments . Any input would be greatly appreciated, as this is the first time I've had a chance to do this with a multi-input card .


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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Mar 16, 2006 02:27 pm

It's a decent mix as far as levels from piece to piece, but the snare sounds a little dead...perhaps the drummer likes it that way, I dunno, I like a bit more snap in a snare though...perhaps putting a mic on the bottom could add that...

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Since: Apr 11, 2004

Mar 16, 2006 02:41 pm

That might be because it's the only track I put a verb on . Perhaps a bit much, eh ? Might be the drum, though ? Hmmmm...

Personally I like an overtuned snare, but yeah he loved the sound of that kit . Thanks for the insight Deebs ! The next time I record 'em I'll try that underside mic on the snare .

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Mar 16, 2006 02:48 pm

can't listen at work =o( accually i the owner here kinda hinted i was spending too much time on the computer...i believe "how does that help the business" were his exact words. heh so yeah my posting will be even more sporatic (sp?)

i just wanted ya to know i havn't forgot about ya! lol, i'm gonna get two, count them 1, 2, opportunities to visit the post office in the next two days, I WILL SUCCEED!

anywho, i to like a good KANG KANG KANG when it comes to snare aswell (well unless i'm dooin' country or gosple hehe

all the best


Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Since: Apr 11, 2004

Mar 16, 2006 03:03 pm

Cool ! Cheers to y'a bud !

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Since: Apr 11, 2004

Mar 16, 2006 05:33 pm

I wanted to comment a bit more, earlier, but I was stuffin' my face... the bar down the street makes an incredibly tastee, ridiculously huge, swiss 'n 'shrooms burger . Yum . Then it got busy .
Yeah Chris, Mishka told me about the internet-usage-buisness... I like to know what you said in answer to that question, though . hehe

It's all good 'bout the CD . I was just razzin' y'a in that PM . Besides, no sense in rushing 'greatness', right ? 8 p AwffulHouse !!! I am interested to hear what's on that 'tape', though... I can't remember too much of it's content .

heh, You got it ! "KANG" Nice translation ! Not really piccolo, but as a great drummer once said " ...tightened-up, the ****... " , or something like that .(Props to Joe, from 'Cabbage... best snare in the buisness !)

Since: Jul 02, 2003

Mar 17, 2006 02:24 am

Yeah the drums sound really good to me except the snare, it needs more crack to it, of course that's just personal preference. Really nice sound on the kit though IMO.


Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
Since: Apr 11, 2004

Mar 17, 2006 11:31 am

Thanks for listening, Dan . The next time I get this opportunity, I will employ the double snare micing, and get that drummer to tune the snare proper-like . As for this sessions material, I'm going to have to settle for some eqing on it, and perhaps a different approach to the verb... I'll post the changes, afterwards for those interested . Overall, I'm not too disappointed with it... but there's deffinately room for improvement, and that's good to be aware of . Thanks again for takin' the time to listen and comment... you guys keep things real .

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 17, 2006 08:48 pm

Yep, agree with the above statements as well. The overall mix of drums sounds good. The kick has some nice thinp even without the hole. The toms sound good as well, and the brass all seems to come out nicely.

But indeed the snare sounds a little mushy with that verb on it. Maybe lighten the amount you are using or use a smaller tight room type reverb. And EQ will help as well on the snare track.

I'm with dB on trying 2 mics as well.

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