Hardware

Remo head & Re-orientated kit experiment.

Remo head & Re-orientated kit experiment.

Another experiment in my world of recording while hitting things. Trying out the Remo Powerstroke 3 clear on kick batter, with a Black suede on reso (No hole). Re-orientated the kit with the Racks & Floors to my hard left and right. Made room for optimum hat/cymbal ergonomics. Have some new cymbal additions under the mic – 15″ K Sweet Hats, and some K custom special dry’s scattered about. Loving that line.

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Ambient Drum / Room Mic Experiment

Ambient Drum / Room Mic Experiment

I’ve been meaning to set up various ambient mics around this facility for some time now (19 years or so). I have some drum tracking lined up to record and finally got around to giving this a go beforehand. I set up a basic Kick/Snare/Hat kit and six different mic locations. Some more successful than others. The video cuts between the mic setups to showcase the results.

What location do you prefer?

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Purple Audio MC77 / Hairball Rev A comparison.

Purple Audio MC77 / Hairball Rev A comparison.

Purple Audio MC77 and a Hairball Rev A smashing a soloed kick.

Dynamic Mic on CAB comparison.

Dynamic Mic on CAB comparison.

A shoot-out between six dynamics on a 2×12 fitted with greenbacks.

Will that other Lunchbox sound different?

Will that other Lunchbox sound different?

I recently got into a debate that triggered a call for analysis. Are lunchbox PSU’s/Shielding drastically different between products? Curiosity got the best of me and had to find out. I use three different manufactures myself API, BAE, & RND. Being all respected brands I wasn’t expecting to see drastic differences. Two of three have built-in PSU’s and thought that might have some impact.

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