So, I had this great idea this morning that I would record a bunch of short parts on my drums so that I could sample from them and put together a song. I wanted to test some mic approaches that I've been seeing on YouTube production videos. I kinda forgot that I did this in 2016 and it was a huge pain in the butt, and took forever.
Anyway, in addition to the regular mics on my drumset (close mics on each drum and overheads, I added an SM57 pointed straight at a board that I attached to the shelves 12 feet in front of the kit (mic was 1/4" away from the board). I wanted to see how different compression affected that mic when mixed into the regular close mic mix, as well as how it sounded alone.
So - I pushed record and played a bunch of variations, fills and crashes, then mixed it down normally and with the isolated SM57 compressed different ways. Then, it took me the rest of the day to get the drums assembled. Throughout the song, there are different combinations of these. If you would like to just hear the drums (hard to hear with all the guitars), you can hear them isolated here:
After dinner I turned up the amps and figured out the bass/guitar (Mrs ZeCoop is out of town this weekend, so the house got really LOUD).
Here's what it looked like - you can see the song on the top tracks and all the different clips I have to choose from below.
It was a ton of work - hence the song name, lol. 😀
The theme for the sound was set by the bass, which I decided to totally fuzz out.
Gear list, for those who care:
5 tracks of: Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro II through a 1972 Traynor YGM-3 amp (Canyon delay, MXR Chorus, Oceans 11 reverb and EHX Bass Big Muff Pi)
Peavey T-40 bass through a 1973 Traynor YBA-1 amp (Digitech Bass Squeeze, EHX Bass Big Muff Pi and the occasional MXR chorus)
Early 1970's Ludwig Hollywood drum kit
None yet... Got an idea? Let me know...