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previous: SpeedRacer Hi - For 'live' drums, my b... -- 6/21/2004 1:35 PM View Thread

Re: any recommendations for 8tr digital recorder?

6/21/2004 6:33 PM
giustdRe: any recommendations for 8tr digital recorder?
"but you can get very servicable results with the afrementioned 3-mic setup."  
Really, no snare mic? If i can get away with 3 mics I'll do it. My original plan was kick, snare, and two OHs. I'll try both, that'd free up a mic and track for running two guitar amps instead of just one, and we all know that's more important!  
 
"That yamaha sounds pretty trick! How is the compressor btw?"  
 
but you can get very servicable results with the afrementioned 3-mic setup. Ideally you want some nice crispy overheads, SM81's or whatever (small diaphragm). This not only gives you your snare toms & cymbals but also gives you some spatial feel as you can pan the L-R mics. Lots of famous recordings were cut with this setup (IIRC Who's Next is one). For bass try and get a DI as well as the amped tone and then mix them for some balance. The engineer we worked with a lot put a DI box in front of the bass amp (B15) and got some great bass tones this way.  
 
"That yamaha sounds pretty trick! How is the compressor btw?"  
 
Very good. You can choose from different types (compressor, limiter, expander, etc..) and tweak. They're assignable to the input (so it records with teh compression) and post as well, for mixdown. During mixdown there's a seperate mastering library, most of which are just differnt types of compression to add punch. It works. Those are not tweakable though.  
So you're getting compression at the 3 different levels, input, mix, and master.  
As I said I'd also consider the Korg D1600, it has 4 xlrs in, very similiar features to the yamaha. The Yamaha interface is pretty good, well thought out, and so far I'm pleased with the clarity and features. I need to spend time with teh parametric EQ, not crazy about the factory settings but its fully tweakable of course.  
 
Good luck and I'll try those drum mic setups.

 
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SpeedRacer You can get nice results with just ... -- 6/22/2004 12:04 PM