Autumn Leaves on a Zoom q8

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For some reason I never thought to output the headphone jack back into the Q8N. I typically record the drums while listening through headphones and then mix the Q8N and track together in Studio or GB. The Keropes and kit sound nice. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Nice touch.

Are you just using the Q8 mics or others? What volume setting did you use? I find that somewhat tricky on my Q8. Either too much or just not quite enough.
 

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Nice touch.

Are you just using the Q8 mics or others? What volume setting did you use? I find that somewhat tricky on my Q8. Either too much or just not quite enough.
I used the q8 on board mics and one addition mic. All I have is an inexpensive vocal mix, so I set that up a few inches from the bass drum resonant head.

I will have to check on the exact volume level, but basically I set the track volume first. Then the other 2 were set to look about the same on the q 8 screen.

A big help is the ability to set the headphone output from the q8 independently of the rest of the levels. I can play the track a little louder in the in ears, but it doesnt sound louder in the mix.
 

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Whew! The cymbals sound wonderful. Those are keepers, buddy.

My only "criticisms" would be that (a) the hihat cymbals are too close together to produce a loud enough chick to be as prominent as they should be, and (b) you're not hitting the tom loud enough so that it is equal in volume to the rest of the kit. That's it.

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That was really good! Thanks for sharing (and giving me some ideas). Where did you get the drumless backing track?
 

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Thx everybody, I appreciate the feedback.
The backing track is from the Artistwork Peter Erskine lesson program. I think an app is available with the same track.
 

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Heres another go at recording.


Slow Blues was surprising difficult, and this is the last of many takes.

I moved the Shure PG48 to a stand on my left. This seems to increase the recorded volume of the hh and lsr.

No editing of the video or audio.
 

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Really nice brush work - I use that same technique a lot (not lifting but "swooshing" for the beats). One suggestion that I got from Jeff Hamilton - turn the snares off when playing brushes. You'll get a better, bigger sound.
 

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A few refinements for a Stella by Starlight cover


Added a headphone out splitter from the laptop. This splits the backing tracking - direct line into my headphones and the other to the zoom recorder.
Also added a usb extension cable so I do not have to move the camera to transfer files to the laptop.

Also changed the camera position.
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