|December 5th, 2009 | 98 Comments||« Previous | Episode 13 | Next »|
In this episode I look at getting cool drums sounds in a home studio set-up with only two inputs available (like with a Digidesign mbox or Apogee duet). I use two mics on an cheapo drum set with 10 year old drum heads, spend 2 minutes miking and a few minutes mixing and see what I can come up with. Great if you think the Glyn Johns Method is excessive! Ringo Starr made cool Beatles records with only 2 mics. So can you!
There are examples of the tracks mixed in my pro set up with analog gear and console, as well as examples mixed in the box with stock digi plug ins. They are not a good comparison of analog vs digital mixing, the ITB example is only there to show how good it can sound with almost no gear and minimal effort.
To listen to 44.1/16 wav audio of the raw and final tracks here (the raw tracks are hard panned left-right so you can do your own mix) Please note that the processed files are “louder” than the raw tracks.
You can download an iTunes friendly M4v file here