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    Simulating room mics

    So I'm recording drums for my friend on a home produced album he's working on. The other day we were recording for this big power ballad type song he's written and the drums need to sound big in the...
  2. Turning an acoustic drum into and electronic drum ...

    I've seen a couple of people doing threads about converting their acoustic kits in electronic kits and it's something that seems quite interesting to me but I don't 100% fully understand it. I...
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    Re: Now the proud owner of a Cajon

    My friend recently made me a cajon for my birthday and though it doesn't look like a professionally built cajon the sound is great and I've used it to record a couple of times and when my band...
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    Re: my 1st time in a recording studio!

    Different studios do it different ways, often you will play along with your bass player or guitarist or whoever you want, I've been in studios where there has not been enough inputs to play along...
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    Re: Electric Sets Within These Specifications

    My friend has an Alesis DM10, sounds like exactly what you've described to me :)
  6. Thread: iPad apps

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    Re: iPad apps

    I dont use my ipad to record my drums very often at all but I find it useful when recording my drums because I can use apps like 'entrackment' and there are others out there to use it as a control...
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    Re: E-drums and Superior Drummer

    I don't use superior drummer myself but I agree that the built in kits on every ekit I've ever played on do not match up to what software you can get out there. I've use Native Instruments abbey road...
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    Recording for my mate

    First of all I'd like to apologise for my long absence from drum chat, I have just been way to busy with my exams and travelling and all sorts of crazy things but now I'm back.
    Anyway, my friend has...
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    Re: Electronic kit for University

    I've had a yamaha dtxplorer in my room for a few years now, as a quiet practice kit. It's brilliant and sounds perfect for what you want, its small, and as you say has features miles beyond it's...
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    Best jazz cymbals?

    In particular ride cymbal, I've heard a lot of people say that the zildijan k series are pretty good, I'm just wondering what everyone else thinks :)
  11. Thread: UK riots

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    Re: UK riots

    It's a ridiculous situation, thankfully the last couple of nights have been quieter, I've never seen anything like it. It's mindless lawlessness, never did I think I would see the day where people...
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    Re: Bands you've been in with ? names.

    A friend of mine was in a band that for their first gig were called 'the life and times of an atomic donkey' but they soon changed the name when things became more serious for them.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Can you read sheet music?

    I find being able to sight read is useful on any instrument. I dedicated a lot of time when I started learning the drums to being able to sight read and it payed off a few years ago when I got full...
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    Re: Mic Questions

    You have a very similar problem to me, read the thread under this one called 'e kit or cheap drum mics?' and that will help, there's a lot of talk in that thread about good mic positioning and mics...
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    Re: E kit or cheap drum mics?

    Ok, I'll try it when I get chance. Whilst we're talking about positioning, if I'm in a rectangular room am I better having the drums facing the length of the room or the width if you know what I...
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    Re: Mounting things for LESS accessibility?

    I had to do the same thing with one of my splash cymbals when I got a second one. At first I had both my splash cymbals mounted above my kick and rack toms. But there they were too easy to reach and...
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    Re: E kit or cheap drum mics?

    Well I finally got round to trying some mic positions out and the best sounding one i found was with one overhead and one on my bass drum, otherwise my bass drum sounded very distant. Obviously the...
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    Re: E kit or cheap drum mics?

    That's great thanks, I'll give it a try over the next few days aswell as a couple of other positions and see what sounds best. I don't think I'll buy a full set of drum mics but consider using my two...
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    Re: E kit or cheap drum mics?

    That looks good, I'll give it a try :) won't the bass drum sound quiet or distant like that though? Also if I recorded it as a single stereo track how would you advise EQing it to get the best sound?...
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    Re: E kit or cheap drum mics?

    Thanks trickg,
    I'm seriously considering Buying some drum mics. At the moment though I own two condenser mics, just cheap ones that cost about 40 each that I use for recording vocals and acoustic...
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    E kit or cheap drum mics?

    Ok, I'm only 17 and very short on cash. I've seen some drum mic sets on the Internet for between 100 - 150 which is as much as I can afford to spend. I currently have a yamaha dtxplorer e kit and...
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    Re: The popularity of smaller kits.

    I recently removed one of my toms so I now have a 4 piece and I love it, it gives me more flexibility with the positioning of my ride cymbal and cowbell. Especially as I'm in pretty cramped...
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    Re: The Five Word Story

    stress they marched forth towards
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    Re: The Three Word Story

    block in the
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    Re: tuning my toms?

    Well at the moment all my toms sound dead. I think the heads are a big issue as at the moment I've got the heads that came with the kit 18 months ago when I bought it, but I never changed the heads...
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