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    It's my first post on the forum so - Hello!
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    I'm starting this thread to show my journey with learning how to record and mix drums in my home studio (and some bit of music productions too), so any advice and tips are more than welcome!

    Here is my latest recording:



    Some grooves inspired by my almost half-year stay in Central African Republic.


    Cheers!
    Last edited by superminimalism; 07-21-2022 at 09:40 AM.

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    Today some more experiments with postprocessing:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CgM9dhxIawj/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CgNBLMTIL1l/
    And something interesting happened by accident, shell shaker sounds like a delay on snare drum (no virtual FX's):
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/6mpfzrzzSKQ


    Cheers!

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    I am looking forward to your continued posts.

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    I just uploaded a bit older video (from previous rehearsal space) where I try to do some soloing over irregular metric chord vamp I did in Logic. It was definitely a fun challenge!


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    Very creative. Welcome to Drum Chat!

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    I'll be following this for sure. Welcome!
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    Video isn't available anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slanddad View Post
    Video isn't available anymore?
    Something was wrong, it should be fine now.

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    Today I uploaded a longer Youtube video. It's free improvisation, the goal was to use different dynamics and check the full mic setup - I wanted to achieve a clear sound of acoustic drums. I love this Gretsch Broadkaster kit, so inspiring to play.


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    Can't see original post now.
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    Today I recorded some fun with a double snare drum setup. Dry, saturated sound was the goal, but I think I got tempted and added a bit too much reverb in the post:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CgfNWJLjwGw/

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superminimalism View Post
    Today I recorded some fun with a double snare drum setup. Dry, saturated sound was the goal, but I think I got tempted and added a bit too much reverb in the post:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CgfNWJLjwGw/

    Cheers!
    You know, when I see your videos, I think of you as not just a drummer, but an artist. You have wonderful creativity and aren't afraid to step outside of the box to make your art. So cool!

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    Now that I have watched these, they are very nice. I really enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing.
    Rick


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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    You know, when I see your videos, I think of you as not just a drummer, but an artist. You have wonderful creativity and aren't afraid to step outside of the box to make your art. So cool!
    Very kind words, much appreciated!

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    This may be more in a [weird] music production field than recording, but I had enormous fun composing the track and recording drums to it. It may not be easy music to listen to, but I hope some folks will enjoy the tension intended. Cheers!


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    Just curious, what kind of bass drum do you play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slanddad View Post
    Just curious, what kind of bass drum do you play?
    It is a Gretsch Broadkaster 20"x14"

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    In this one, I tried to get very low tones from a tiny jazz drum kit (16" bass drum):

    Last edited by superminimalism; 08-06-2022 at 06:34 AM.

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    I actually got my first remote session gig last week (recording some loops and samples), super fun and I feel like I learned a lot. In the meantime, as a relaxation, I recorded a little improv with FX treatment:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ChLEKq_j7Gb/
    Cheers!

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    Nice job and great equipment. Well done!
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    I created some hip-hop (I guess?) loops and recorded drum beats on top (Kind of quintuplets/septuplets grooves), check this out:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiSoFkwot60/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiQnSaWjdwP/
    Cheers!

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    Funny how I just clicked the two links in the previous post and much to my surprise it played both videos. Then I noticed the post above, clicked those links and it required me to sign into Instagram which I have no account and now none of the vids play without signing in, which I don't do.

    YMMV
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    Some of us old farts don't do Instagram. We can barely handle Youtube.
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