Tagged: "drums"

May 17, 2012

Episode 10 – Subkick

  Charlie shows how to make any speaker into a subkick. In addition to the classic NS10 woofer, we tried out an 18″ subwoofer, a 12″ guitar speaker, and a 4″ Auratone replacement driver. Download the full-bandwidth, multi-track audio files here.  

May 09, 2012

Episode 9 – Cascade 3 Mic Challenge

  Today we use a variety of three-mic configurations featuring some great microphones form Cascade. All mics ran through Golden Age Project mic preamps, straight to our DAW. We used some plug-in eq and no compression. Download Full-bandwidth Audio Files Here! Configuration #1: Elroy Tube, set to figure-8 -10db pad 8″ in front of kick. […]

April 12, 2012

Bennie Rodgers II Talks Gear

Benny Rodgers II talk gear with FullOnDrums.com.

April 03, 2012

Tech & Tuning – Ultimate Rhythm Studio

Kurt Berger breaks down the setup of Charlie’s personal kit at Ultimate Rhyth viagra sale m Studios.

April 03, 2012

Episode 5 – Ultimate Rhythm Studio

  This week we’re going to take a look into Charlie’s workflow at Ultimate Rhythm Studio and how he uses a combination of hardware and plugins during the tracking process. Oh yea, and how to work all by yourself. Charlie is using one of his house kits, a Pearl Session Custom featuring a 9×12 rack […]

March 28, 2012

Tech & Tuning – MXL and Gretsch

Mike Nieland stops by to demo and fill you in on all the juicy tidbits of the new Gretsch Brooklyn Series kit featured in the MXL episode.

March 27, 2012

Episode 4 – MXL & Gretsch!

MXL’s Microphones…Meet Gretsch Drums!   This week Charlie teams up with MXL Microphones, Gretsch Drums and Paiste Cymbals to bring you a truly unique sound! The kit is a Gretsch Brooklyn Series kit featuring a 9×13 rack tom, 16×16 floor tom and an 18×24 kick. The shells are a maple/poplar combination and feature a 30 […]

March 13, 2012

Episode 2 – Overheads

This week Charlie takes us to Ultimate Rhythm Studios to show us four popular overhead techniques. 1. Neumann KM84s in an xy. 2. MXL V67Ns in ORTF. 3. Spaced cardioids using Audio Technica 4050s. 4. MXL R144s in a Blumlein pair. We also get to see Charlie’s personal kit in it’s natural habitat. The downloadable […]

March 08, 2012

Anatomy Of A Snare Drum pt1

Kurt Berger explains the basics of snare tuning.

March 05, 2012

Episode 1 – The Batmobile

Charlie Waymire visits Scott Francisco’s studio and gives his kit – The Batmobile – a test drive. Also: Kurt Berger breaks down the tuning and setup of the Batmobile for a hard-hitting rock sound. I purchased the Batmobile a while ago as a house kit for my studio. Though I’d had the kit for a […]

March 04, 2012

T&T – The Batmobile

Kurt Berger tunes up the Batmobile for Episode 1.

March 04, 2012

Recording Drums – The Basic Approach

Every engineer has a basic default setup that suits 90% of situations he may find himself in. I am no exception. If I have a bunch of time, this setup may be a starting point for more creative techniques. When this is the case, often I will still leave the basic mics in place in […]

March 04, 2012

5Q with Ndugu Chancler on education

Ndugu Chancler graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in music education. By then he had already performed with the Gerald Wilson Big Band, Herbie Hancock, and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Bobby Hutcherson, among many others. His playing can be heard on many hit records including Michael Jackson‘s “Billie […]