Posted on Aug 09, 2009 07:48 pm
Member Since: May 06, 2007
Hello all. I'm back for more guidance from the fine folk that know a lot more then me!
Noise2U knows me pretty well, as he guided me through my last major project for my band I was in. I added a few pieces to my setup since then, but I am mostly week in the mastering/eq department. My mixes are not terrible, but there is of course room to grow.
Any Flash enabled browser can play tracks I did early this year for the last band I was in. They are at www.lighttheshadow.com We did everything on those recordings in my project studio, and the setup for this project is very identical.
Now, for this project, I have real paying 'clients' if you will, looking to start recording with me tomorrow. We setup the drum kit today, and I am looking for any help along the way, as I am really going for a better final then my last project I did for my own band. Not that I wasn't happy with it, but I know I can get better. And I would like future paying clients of course, and I want them to feel like they are getting their moneys worth, even though I charged extremely cheap.
So, here is my setup:
-All PC based recording. Sony Acid Pro 7 for my DAW.
Line 6 UX2 for tracking guitars, vocals, and Bass (I also have an SM57 to mic a cab if the group decides to try that; but they are pretty happy thus far with the Line 6 tones we worked on).
-I am triggering the drum kit. Half of it with acoustic drums with Roland V Drum acoustic triggers, and for cymbals and extra needed triggering, I have pads from a Yamaha DTXplorer I am using (works great for Chinas, rides, hats, ect).
These triggers are plugged into an Alesis DM5 module; witch is connecting to my PC via an M-Audio USB 1 in and 1 out midi interface. I am using a mix of ToonTrack’s Superior Drummer 2.0 with the EZ Drummer drum kit from hell expansion.
For vocals I am using a MXL V63M Studio Condenser Microphone, but I also have a Shure Beta 58A and a Shure beta 87a.
These guys play the newer style of Hardcore. One of the bands they have mentioned to look up to and follow sound wise is a group called “Devil Wares Prada”. Not my cup of tea always, but I am a metal head, so I know somewhat of where they are wanting to go with it.
They have a singer, 2 guitar players, a bass player, drummer, and a keyboard/synth/sample guy. We are going to start building click tracks and hopefully tracking tomorrow.
One of their requests is for a cymbal I do not have in SD 2.0 or in Drum kit from hell. Its this odd bell cymbal. Smaller then a splash. They use quite a bit I guess, and would really like it in the recording. So I figured they could track it separate and we can add it to the drum mix. My only question is, out of the mics I have, what one would work the best? And is it possible to add it after all the other drums are tracked and make it sound natural? As the project progresses, I’ll be posting here for more help. So please, by all means, hit me up with any guidelines.
Thanks in advance!
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