More drum tracks with Darren today. In case any of you are as nerdy as me about gear, here's our very simple setup:
Many of the drum tracks we've been working on are set up like this. A snare, floor tom, and rack tom mic'd up with a Neumann M-149. We moved the drums out into the hall to catch a little bit of natural reverb. Another upside to this approach, is that it keeps Darren from having to work in the drum room- which gets really hot. There is actually no AC up on the second floor, and it's a little rough. Neither Darren nor Stacy have complained at all since we've started, and I appreciate that. Last time they were here, it was the middle of winter and you could almost see your breath up there- which is why we have pictures of Stacy recording with an electric blanket on. Nothing but positive vibes from these two fine friends! Once again, Stacy is doing daily blogs about this process as well. You can read her blog here.
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