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Pictures from the Studio

Discussion in 'Shadow Demon' started by DemonJames, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. DemonJames

    DemonJames Fallen Demon

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    Finally, as promised, here are a few pics as we work on recording.

    Right now we're working on drums so let's take a peek in the studio
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    ...and the man behind the drums:

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    So what's the process? Since we're starting with drums, Jay will lay down a couple of drum takes with maybe a few different ideas that he's come up with. Then we'll listen and think about the 'vibe' of the drums as compared to previous concept and pre-production recordings. Then we might make some changes and repeat the process. Eventually we'll come to a what we feel is the right sound for the song and we'll make a final recording.

    Here's some pics of that process
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    Jay likes to make notes for himself
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    and sometimes gets advice from the most unlikely sources
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    Here's a shot of my messy desk during that evening
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    And Blaine enjoying the soft, subtle percussion of one of our latest recordings
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  2. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    That's a messy desk to you?

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    yyeeeeaaaahhhh....

    Killer photos by the way
     
  3. Þat

    Þat RMM Promotion Manager

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    Nice photos, guys. Got anymore? :)
     
  4. DemonJames

    DemonJames Fallen Demon

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    Um, sure. What would you like to see?

    I'm hoping Jay can give us a small tour of his kit, too. That could be fun.
     
  5. Þat

    Þat RMM Promotion Manager

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    Doesn't matter too me. Got any pics with the bass? :D
     
  6. tbhride

    tbhride I killed Kenny

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    So what kind of rig is Ryan using. I know Jeff has his ESP/Soldano and James with your Fender and Ampeg but what does the new guy have besides that shiny Jackson Soloist? :headbang:
     
  7. DemonJay

    DemonJay Mmmmm, Blast Beats

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    Due to the enormous outpouring of requests for the details of the drum setup I’m using, here are the long awaited specs of my kit. My drum set has gone through several transformations during my time with Shadow Demon, with this double bass monster being the final result. The arrangement of the set is inspired from Nick Barker’s (Ex CoF, Dimmu Borgir) and Bobby Jarzombek’s (Spastic Ink., Rob Halford, Iced Earth) kit setups. Like all drum sets, mine is “never complete” however the momentum of the changes to the set are slowing down quite a bit, with my only future plans to the kit is to convert all the cymbals to Zildjians, and hardware to Pearl. The details of the kit are as follows:

    Pearl Masters MMX Series in Midnight Fade

    Two 22” x 18” bass drums
    10”, 12”, 13” - rack toms
    14”, 16” - floor toms
    14” x 6” MRX Snare
    Pearl Icon rack (rack mounted machine guns pending)
    Axis pedals
    Assorted cymbals that mainly Zildjian
    Rock-N-Soc throne
     
  8. Darkspyre

    Darkspyre Member

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    Ryan is actually in the process of shopping around to upgrade his current rig for the purposes of Shadow Demon and he's looking at a few different options. When he finally makes a purchase I'll let him know to share it with the rest of you!
     
  9. RLGDESTROYU

    RLGDESTROYU Rising Force

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    As Jeff has said I am still looking. I think that I have narrowed it down to a couple of different options, including: Splawn Pro-Mod 100, VHT Pitbull 100CL, or even an Engl Powerball. I need to compete with Jeff and his full stack so I am definitely going all the way with the full stackage. I currently use an older Jackson Soloist, and a Fender Stratocaster "Malmsteen" go figure! Like Jeff indicated, I'll update my info, as soon as I complete my set-up.

    RLG
     
  10. sanchez666

    sanchez666 New Metal Member

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    nice photos :rofl:!
    bye guys!:headbang::headbang:
     
  11. DemonJames

    DemonJames Fallen Demon

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    A few more pics

    Jeff and my amps set up for recording
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    Jeff doing his thing...
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    Most importantly, how does Jeff get those cool Metal riffs:
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  12. tbhride

    tbhride I killed Kenny

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    Aaahhhhh.

    Nothing like a nice cold Dr. Pepper after laying down some rhythm tracks!
     
  13. DemonJames

    DemonJames Fallen Demon

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    After, before, during... ;)
     
  14. DemonJay

    DemonJay Mmmmm, Blast Beats

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    Dr. Pepper along with green masking tape on your cabinets actually improve your tone.
     
  15. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    It really is an art. While the masking tape brings out certain low-mid frequencies for that extra beef, too much tape and your sound can get too overloaded. Also, the consumption of Dr. Pepper must be sustained properly through the course of a recording session so that the strings don't sound dull.


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  17. tbhride

    tbhride I killed Kenny

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    Good to know. Think I'll go find some green masking tape this afternoon. Got the DrP covered :devil:
     
  18. DemonJay

    DemonJay Mmmmm, Blast Beats

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    Heck! Once you get the green masking tape you don't even need an amp at that point. Just wrap the tape around your guitar and you're set!
     
  19. tbhride

    tbhride I killed Kenny

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    Really? I ought to try that!
     
  20. Death Is Certain

    Death Is Certain Life Is Not

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    Jeff or James must post a screen capture of the wrestler that hung out with them last Monday... El Loco Blanco Diablo.
     

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