Join Ryan Hewitt for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording two more takes of the song, part of Drum Recording Session with Josh Freese.
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- Alright, man. - [Josh] Cool.…- Can you give it a shot? - [Josh] Yes, sir.…- Cool.…- [Josh] Four at the top?…- [Ryan] Four at the top.…- Great.…- And this time, we're keeping an eye out for peaks…and make sure we got everything clean into the computer.…(lively rock music)…As we do more takes with Josh, I'm constantly listening for…ways in which we can improve the sounds and his parts…to make this the ultimate performance for…the song that we're working on.…
So, I'm listening to the kick, I'm listening to the snare,…cymbals, the balance of everything, I'm listening to his…fills, I'm listening to the way he's hitting the cymbals,…the snare, the hi-hat, and really keeping an ear out for all…the little finesse things that are gonna make it great.…As Josh runs the song down, I like to take notes on the…different sections so I can keep track of what I like, what…I don't like, what we have, what we don't have so that when…he plays it again, I can ask him to change things, I can ask…him to be consistent on other things, I can ask him to hit…
Check out how Ryan prepared for Josh's session in the first course, Drum Setup and Mic'ing in the Studio.