Tagged: "recording"

March 09, 2015

Bass Drum Placement Exercises

By Tim Pedersen. I’ve spent a great deal of time in the studio on both sides of the glass. I’ve recorded hundreds of songs as a drummer and I’ve recorded at least a hundred drummers as an engineer. In that time I’ve found a simple set of exercises that have a huge effect on the […]

March 05, 2015

Session Report w/Jeff Bowders

    There is a secret to getting great drum sounds that surpasses almost anything else. It’s more important than having good mics, killer drums, or even an amazing room. What I’m about to tell you might shock you…..but it’s a secret that will always set you up for great drum recordings. Are you ready?

February 23, 2015

From Drummer to Producer

by Tim Pedersen The world of music changes rapidly. Because of this, we see the previously defined roles that musician’s play morphing into many different roles. Musicians today often have to wear an assortment of  “hats” in order to have a successful career. Recording expertise, on both sides of the glass, has become mandatory with […]

February 12, 2015

It’s Better To Take The Blue Pill

By Tim Pedersen Musicians are an interesting ilk. We spend a lifetime developing skills that are often taken for granted and, lately, financially unrewarded. However, the passion for music pushes us forward to continue the quest for improved musicality and understanding. It’s a passion seldom seen in other endeavors. In my first article for FullOnDrums […]

February 20, 2013

Episode 22 – The Mid-Side Technique

  Charlie demonstrates the Mid-Side stereo micing technique.

January 25, 2013

NAMM-sanity 2013!

FullOnDrums.com will be updating live from the 2013 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim CA all weekend! zp8497586rq

October 23, 2012

Episode 20 – Audio Technica

Charlie demonstrates some great mics from Audio Technica in a variety of setups.

September 12, 2012

Episode 19 – Polar Patterns

Charlie demonstrates how to use different polar patterns to get the most from your microphones.

July 17, 2012

Episode 15- Mic Preamps

Using his house kit and a Glynn Johns setup, Charlie demonstrates four different sets of mic preamps. The Millennia HV-3D, The Golden Age Project Pre-73 Deluxe, The API 212, and a Behringer Eurodesk.

June 07, 2012

Episode 13 – Rooms pt2

Charlie takes last week’s room sound and demonstrates some techniques to get the most out of your room mics in the mix.

May 30, 2012

Episode 12 – Room Mics pt1

In this episode Charlie demonstrates some of the popular coincident micing techniques to capture a full, focused room sound.

May 23, 2012

Episode 11 – Recorderman

This week Charlie demonstrates the Recorderman technique as well as a few variations.

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.  

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 26, 2012

MXL’s Roy Harper Interview

Roy Harper talks to FullOnDrums.com about MXL microphones.

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 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 […]