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Drum Production Techniques/Tips (TesseracT, 4D Sounds)

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Tesseract, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Tesseract

    Tesseract Member

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    I've had quite a few requests for some tips on drum production. I've put some badly written ramblings together on my website for anyone interested along with some audio examples. I thought I'd share it here too :)

    It doesn't focus on the settings too much as they're usually dependent on the material but more on the techniques.

    www.4dsounds.com/blog

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  2. heshian46

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    Awesome! Will read for sure.
     
  3. colonel_claypoo

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    Thanks a lot for sharing. Nothing way out of the ordinary here but the way you incorporate all the ingredients and mix them together makes for a damn fine superior drummer sound. I especially like the comparison betwenn dry and compression/parallel compression with room mics.
     
  4. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Thanks a lot man, much appreciated!
    Hope this will help me to suck less at mixing :)
     
  5. D20

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    Cool read for sure!
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the tips!
     
  7. schismatic

    schismatic Kintsugi is coming

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    Good read! Well written, practical, to the point. The audio examples are *exactly* what was needed to give context and to 'get it'. Nice one!!
     
  8. LeSedna

    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    Gonna read that ASAP !
     
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    markerece New Metal Member

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    What velocity do you tend to use for kick in SD? The high end suggests it's not full velocity
     
  10. Tesseract

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    Thanks for the replies. Glad some of you dig it. Again the effects are subtle but it all starts to stack up.

    Markerece:
    I'm using 127 for the hard hits in this. It won't sound very clicky because its the C&V pack which isn't very clicky to begin with. I mixed in a kick from Metal foundry into it a little aswell. Plus I didn't process the kick much and I don't particularly like clicky kicks...they sound unnatural to me.
     
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    Yeah nice. Thanks dude!
     
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    Thank you man, killer tips!
     
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    Unfortunately the link is down.
     
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    nezvers Beast

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    I didn't know there is some blog, but unfortunately link is down and no reference about blog in home page.
     
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    They put it down, i checked it two weeks ago :(
     
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    thanks for digging that back up!
     
  18. burn4ever

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    Maybe Acle likes to talk a little bit about the new TesseraT drumrecording/mixing.
    This snare-sound makes me freaking out. Its so clear, tight and cuts so awesome through the mix. Great balance between attack, body and room.
     
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    RoTo n00b

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    Till dat Seven Names teaser, that snare its blowing my mind daily
     
  20. The Dane

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    Wouldn't mind that at all... :)
     

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