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Articles Tagged Drums

  • Monday, January 18, 2016
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    Daniel Keller 01/18/16 05:04 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Ask 10 recording engineers about recording drums and you’re likely to get more than 20 opinions. Few instruments combine subtle nuance and brute force the way a good drummer can, and capturing that sound has been the subject of hundreds of articles and thousands of conversations. So many different aspects affect the sound of a drum mix, starting with the player. Different skins, different shells, the type of sticks, the kick-drum beater all influence the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 01/14/16 04:12 PM,
    Besides sound quality, there really isn’t much to think about when it comes to microphones, right? Well, guess again! Like all elements of a sound system, mics present their own unique set of special problems. Fortunately, a lot of these problems are relatively simple to solve. It’s just a matter of identification and appropriate action. For example, most mic handles include a set-screw near the connector, with many models using this screw to ground the mic handle. If the handle… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/13/16 03:59 PM,
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing two new comprehensive drum microphone packs at Winter NAMM 2016. The company has assembled the three unique voices of its TEC Award-winning Dynamic Series microphone line, in combination with two matched small diaphragm FET condensers, and packaged them as the 6-microphone DC6 Drum Pack and the 7-microphone DC7 Drum Pack for drum recording and live performance applications. Each microphone set consists of the M82 handling kick drum duties, the M80-SHB on snare, the M81-SH for toms,… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
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    Jackson B. Jackson 12/17/15 12:44 PM,
    OK, you all know the drill. It’s time to lay down the drum track for your future Grammy Award-winning song, but there’s just one tiny little problem; no live drummer within a 50-mile radius of your studio. Or how about this one? You’ve managed to post bail (again) for your drummer, only to find out that he had to sell his acoustic kit to pay this month’s rent. No problem, you think to yourself, I’ll just plug in my Drum-O-Matic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

  • Monday, December 14, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/14/15 09:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Perhaps the most difficult task of a mixing engineer is balancing the bass and drums (especially the bass and kick). Nothing can make or break a mix faster than how these instruments work together. It’s not uncommon for a mixer to spend hours on this balance (both level and frequency) because if the relationship isn’t correct, then the song will just never sound big and punchy. Here’s an excerpt from The Mixing… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
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    PSW Staff 12/10/15 03:38 PM,
    Products from Audio-Technica have been chosen by drummer Mike Johnston for use in his popular drum lesson videos on mikeslessons.com.  Johnston states, “Audio-Technica microphones were always the products I was seeing in studios when I was growing up, all the way to the current day. A-T is a name I associate with quality.” “One of the main reasons why I chose Audio-Technica over all of the other brands was their commitment to ‘honest’ sounds. I wanted a set of mics… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVManufacturerMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, October 26, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 10/26/15 06:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   This is an old but very effective trick for mic’ing kick drums. Take a Yamaha NS10 speaker cone and use that to capture the extra low frequencies of the drum. Without going into too much theory about this, a dynamic microphone and a speaker are essentially the same thing: they’re both transducers. They take acoustical energy and convert it into electrical energy or vice versa. So what you do is take… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, October 19, 2015
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    PSW Staff 10/19/15 01:47 PM,
    SABIAN’s new Sound Kit is a complete microphone and mixer kit designed as a simple solution to drum sounds in a variety of scenarios. Currently drummers have to piece together the microphones and mixer combinations and then know how to tweak things to make them sound great. SABIAN’s kit solves that problem by taking all the guesswork out and providing a fast path to great drum sounds. The SABIAN Sound Kit is available now through dealers and distributors worldwide. The… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVMicrophoneMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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    Barry Rudolph 09/23/15 06:46 AM,
    Of all acoustic instruments, drums and percussion instruments seem the most elusive to capture with a compelling sound. Pop recordings are (mostly) driven by an unique and attractive drum sound. The definition of what makes a “good drum sound” has been greatly expanded since the advent of drum machines, samplers and the endless manipulations possible with Pro Tools. Record producers are looking for the drummer to drive the “feel” of the song and their drum sound to “fill” a certain… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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    Casey Campbell 09/16/15 11:02 AM,
      Kick drum and bass guitar are infamous for competing for the same audible space in a mix, yet it’s usually desireable for there to be separation between the two.  Here are several techniques to get you headed in the right direction. 1. Change the position of the microphone on the kick drum. Often the bass guitar is more boomy, so push the kick mic deeper into the drum, nearer to the beater head. This will give it more “click,”… View this story
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