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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
Charlie demonstrates the Mid-Side stereo micing technique.
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Charlie demonstrates some great mics from Audio Technica in a variety of setups.
Charlie demonstrates how to use different polar patterns to get the most from your microphones.
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.
Charlie takes last week’s room sound and demonstrates some techniques to get the most out of your room mics in the mix.
In this episode Charlie demonstrates some of the popular coincident micing techniques to capture a full, focused room sound.
This week Charlie demonstrates the Recorderman technique as well as a few variations.
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.
Kurt Berger breaks down the setup of Charlie’s personal kit at Ultimate Rhyth viagra sale m Studios.
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 […]
Roy Harper talks to FullOnDrums.com about MXL microphones.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]