Ever wanted to look behind the scenes of a real drum recording session and see what was actually done to get the different unique tones on the record?
Your performance affects the tone of your drums more than anything else. It also defines what the mixing engineer can actually do to your drum recording. In this video you'll hear some examples of "good" and "bad" playing, learn what the difference is and you will discover an easy method to find out whether you've got the balance right or not. Enjoy!
Not sure if your recordings are ready to be mixed? Are you thinking "man, I really hope I thought of everything" before sending them off? So many home recorders are insecure about their results, because, after all, nobody wants to feel embarrassed or get negative feedback from a professional. And after mixing hundreds of practice room or home studio recordings I can definitely say there are some common things people get wrong all the time when recording their own band, despite all the information out there.
If you want to send your songs off with confidence and provide your mix engineer with tracks that are exceptionally great, avoid these mistakes:
"My question is about the difference between the amazing tone I'm hearing directly from a great amp and the crap I'm hearing after I've put a microphone in front of it and recorded it. Why is that and what can I do about it?"
The questions I get on the topic of DIY-Recording are fantastic and I'll absolutely answer them all, but there is one fundamental "problem":
People almost exclusively ask technical questions. And I totally get it. We all wanna know...
But the truth is, this is the easy part. This can all be learned quickly and I'll show you how to do it, of course. But please don't start with that. Not before you've read this post.
The question of today’s episode is: “Do we really need to put new strings on our guitars/bass and new drumheads on our drums for recording?”
I hope my answer is helpful and if you want to add a question, please let me know! I’m happy to answer it! Thanks for watching!