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That "The Blackening" drum sound

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by lanky noob, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. outloaf

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    Everything sounds amazing on that album! I'm still trying to dissect the guitar tone eq'ing he did.
     
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    Yes it's similar;)
    I asked because I can find any centre rim snare on my D4...
     
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    Mm1066 Mediocre metal maker

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    I think it's snare 15
     
  4. Mikaël-ange

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    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Honestly, this drums sound fucking amazing and really dig them but to me it's not natural at all!
    A natural drum sound is, for example, on the last The Haunted album.
     
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    Yep;)
     
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    would i be right in thinking that the kick sounds like it's got a pantera kick mixed in?
     
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    ;)
     
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    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot

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    Well, this is just a case of semantics I suppose, but I do notice the word "natural" getting thrown around way too much when talking about drums.

    I use it for a couple of meanings, one way quite simply meaning "unprocessed" (much like The Haunted's 'Unseen', as you said), but you can also have quite a processed sound that still sounds 'natural'.

    I guess what I mean by that is that it sounds like an actual drum (I was referring to the snare specifically on this Machine Head mix), regardless of the level of processing involved. Snares these days, especially on really contemporary hipster/core shit, use ridiculously fat dead samples that just sound NOTHING like a snare drum. It's this great big woofy *DOOF!* and I utterly abhor it. Where's the snap, crack, sizzle, pop, ring that you get from a snare when you're actually standing next to one? It's a really scooped, attack-less 'bang', and they have no character.

    So in that sense, I class The Blackening's snare sound to be natural, because although it's sampled and heavily processed, it still sounds like a fucking snare! :lol:
     
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    Heabow More cowbell!

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    ^ Ok I get what you mean ;) and I agree in that sense.
     
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    After some search I found:
    Kick was 100% sample remplaced, snare is natural with a regular go to snare for Colin.
    Both snare went through dbx 160x, OH through dbx 165 and para comp was a Chandler.
     
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    Cool was that kind of interview or something? (maybe with even more information about the record :) )
     
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    ^Brilliant interview.
     
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    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Anyone knows where I can find that interview, link seems dead?

    -Thanks
     
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    I spy a necrobump!
     
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    Kick and snare sound real nice! Cant say anything about those cymbals or the room....since the audio is in mono.
     
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    Manicompression doing it for the kids

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    necrobump or not i would love to read the interview that was linked as well.
     

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