Drum tuning refers to all aspects of optimising the sound of a particular drum kit. Generally, the word tuning is used to refer to the setup and optimisation of any system (we can tune an engine, an algorithm and a musical instrument!). So, drum tuning refers to everything you can do to optimise a drum kit’s sound, from applying just the right amount of tension to each of the … [Read more...] about What is drum tuning? – Everything You Need To Know
Drum replacement might be considered to be an advanced mixing technique, but, in reality, drum replacement can be quite simple to implement with the correct tools and approach. In this article we look specifically at the best approaches to drum replacement, and ask when to use drum replacement and how drum replacement can be implemented in DAWs such as Logic, Pro Tools and … [Read more...] about Mixing Drums with Drum Replacement
Recording drums is one of the most exciting days in the recording studio! Getting the drums tracked right can have a huge positive impact on the rest of the project, so it’s worth putting in some thought into what drum recording setup to use long before the session starts. But with so many drums, cymbals, bar chimes (etc!) in the kit, and so many different types of sound to … [Read more...] about How Many Mics do you Need for Recording Drums?
Drums are somewhat defined by the fact that they generate extremely dynamic and transient sound waveforms. As such, dynamics processing tools are fundamental to controlling and enhancing drum recordings in the mix. In many respects, the volume fader is the simplest form of dynamic processing tool, allowing us to manually adjust the amplitude levels of a track. We can either set … [Read more...] about Track, Bus and Parallel Compression for Mixing Drums