Join Larry Crane for an in-depth discussion in this video Re-amping drums, part of Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing.
So one mixing technique that I use a lot is re-amping the drums. …It's not necessarily the same as re-amping the guitar tracks through a new …amp, or base guitar through an amp and those kind of things. …It's more about creating ambiance and adding some textures to the drums, and …changing the tone in most cases. What happens a lot is I get tracks to mix …that are recorded in smaller rooms, smaller studios, bedrooms, basements, all …kinds of places that don't quite have a larger ambience to them. …Also end up with tracks that are recorded from drum loops or samples pieced …together that don't have like an overall ambience.…
And even drum machines sometimes, which could use a little bit of moving air in …the real world. So, what we do here at Jackpot is we use …this pair of speakers we have over here. This is an extra set of monitors that we …use in here, we sometimes we'll talk back over them but people on their headphones. …We listen to mixes on them occasionally. It's nice to have something in the live …
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- Understanding the mix room acoustics
- Cutting frequencies
- Prepping vocal takes
- Drum mixing
- Gating audio for noise elimination or for creative purposes
- Creating and using backwards reverb in a DAW
- Re-amping guitars, bass, vocals, and more