Original Tune - Recent Posts

jakeo

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With a lot of posts regarding recording and video I thought I'd share my recent efforts. Still bumbling around trying to figure it all out - that includes the playing too.

A tune from our guitarist. He sent me the guitar parts and a simple bass part. He really gave me no input prior. It's so different doing a cover where you mostly try and copy versus selecting the right parts for the arrangement. I recorded the drums and then the new bass and keys were added.

The interface is a Soundcraft UI24r going directly into Cubase. I mixed in Cubase with Fabfilter EQ - compressor - and reverb.
Mics - 57 on snare top and bottom, hat, room mics, Audix D2 on toms, Beta 52 inside kick - cheapo condenser outside, Rode NT 1 overheads.

Recorded the video with a Logitech webcam into OBS - then took the mix out of Cubase and synched with the video in Lightworks.

I recorded the drums and video on a pretty cheap laptop onto an external solid state drive. 4 gigs of Ram and no problems so far. I mix on a newer desktop with no issues.

I use Cubase because that's what came with my first interface - stuck with it but it's expensive. If I was starting out I'd go with Reaper.
I got a lot of the 57 mics from a live sound company - they look bad but still work - was a great deal.
Mixing for me is always a challenge - mysterious...

Paiste Thin Masters - 20 and 18 crashes - 15 hats. 22 602 ME ride and 18 pst.
Snare is Steve Jordan - toms and kick Corders - 10 x 12 - 14 x 14 16 x 20.

 

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Well that made my morning! Nice playing and choices for that tune. I love having the freedom to input my own part as well. Thanks for posting. :)
 

CC Cirillo

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Nicely done, hoss!

(That angle makes your sticks look 20 inches long and you’re holding them on the last quarter inch, which is a cool effect.)
 


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