In this tutorial the audio experts at Singing Canary reveal the secrets of getting those platinum sounding drum sounds every band covets ... elevate your tracks to next level with this 2-hour tutorial!
When we decided to produce a new series of tutorials on audio recording and production we searched the globe for the very best trainers and audio professionals ... and we found them at Modern World Studios and Singing Canary Productions!
Recording the the sound and energy of the drum kit is essential knowledge that you've got to know if you're going to be making great sounding tracks. In this tutorial the audio experts at Singing Canary bring you into the studio and share with you everything they know about capturing the essence of the drums.
This tutorial features producer Greg Haver and engineer Clint Murphy. Greg has worked with artists such as Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Lost Prophets, Bullet For My Valentine, and Manic Street Preachers. Clint is an award winning recording/mix engineer with numerous chart successes in the UK, Europe and New Zealand.
With Greg and Clint leading the way you'll learn about drum kit set up and tuning. Then you're off to explore all the different kinds microphones and mic placement techniques from single mic to multi-mic setups. You'll learn to capture all the individual drums from the kick, to the snare, and toms. With the drum tracks are recorded, you'll move on to explore expert techniques for recording the overheads, and room.
All recording requires software, so the tutorial moves on to a detailed section on phase relationships, multi-track comping and editing. Finally, there's an in-depth look at the techniques involved in drum replacement editing.
Recording Drums is an essential part of of our Art of Audio Recording series. No matter what DAW you use to produce your tracks after watching this tutorial your drum tracks will sound like they were recorded by a world class engineer. And best of all, that engineer is YOU!
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Jordon Renn wrote on February 18, 2014
Amazing course, it touches everything you need to know about recording & editing drums
BHamester wrote on December 3, 2013
Real deal! I've been enjoying a lot all the courses from this series. They are perfect if you are planing to record your band or venture alone. It's worth to pay it rather than watch the crap that is on YouTube.
Dan wrote on August 23, 2013
Very helpful and informative. Would have been nice to have heard a few other microphones instead of the 'industry standard' ones used here. But a great starting point none the less.
Keanan wrote on July 14, 2013
Cool; I may try the decca tree on my recording session this weekend. Thanks for the tip!
HayronW wrote on June 28, 2013
Pretty informative. The tuning drums parts were probably the weakest of the entire course however it's not bad starting point.
Chief wrote on June 21, 2013
Great tutorials. A lot of very good information condensed into a very short amount of time. And no annoying "fake-acting" like so many others out there :).
Tony Merritt wrote on May 16, 2013
Great course i learned so much in this course like phase releations and mic placements, and did Clint on the shorcuts great.
oToman wrote on April 8, 2013
Nice, informative course, full with valuable informations ! Interesting tips about mic techniques, drum preparing and mixing tips too.
tob wrote on March 15, 2013
Nice coverage of the basics of drum recording and mixing. Wish to have more in depth lesson on Phase.
C1ph3rd wrote on February 26, 2013
Good intro on recording drums. I really liked the discussion of prepping the drums for recording - tuning, etc. I wish there had been more discussion on recording with less expensive mic kits.