Drum Set Processing

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  • Original Drum Recording before Processing

    This is a rough "drums only" edit from a complete recording of a pop ballad. There were six microphones used on the drum set -- M-Audio Solaris in an X/Y configuration for the overheads, M-Audio Nova on each of the 2 toms, a modified Shure SM57 on the snare, and a Shure Beta 52 on the kick. All were recorded through an M-Audio Octane preamp into a ProjectMix and Pro Tools M-Powered. The original recording has no processing at all (except for gated kick and tom tracks). This one has EQ on the kick, snare, and overheads (using Digirack 7-band EQ3).

  • Added Some EQ

    This one has EQ on the kick, snare, and overheads (using Digirack 7-band EQ3).

  • Add Light Compression

    This is the same mix but with light compression on the kick and snare (using Digirack Compressor/Limiter 3).

  • Add More Compression

    Same mix again, but with heavier compression on kick, snare, and overheads (using Smack!).

Comments

  • What stands out the most to me is the EQ. The mixes are definitely much more clear than the original. It sounds really good.
    By DanOMatic on Oct 6, 2007 at 2:48 pm
  • Thanks. I thought the EQ was maybe a little bright listening to the drums alone, but in the context of the entire mix it seems to work.
    By matt on Oct 6, 2007 at 9:40 pm

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