Join Dave Darlington for an in-depth discussion in this video Sculpting the drum sound, part of Mixing a Modern Jazz Track.
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…Now that we've got everything routed properly it's time to start listening.…We're going to start with the drums to build a nice solid rhythmic foundation.…So let's mute everything else.…BLANK AUDIO.…So we can see we have a close mic drum…kit, two kick mics, two snare mics, hi-hat, two toms, overheads.…There's an auxiliary snare, and looks to me like three different rooms.…So let's get rid of these extraneous ones for now and concentrate on our kit.…
Before we can start even panning the toms and stuff, we have…to know what the orientation of the overheads is from the recording engineer.…He just sent left and right, so I need to know if he's got the hi-hat on…the left or the right, whether we're looking at…the drummer from the stage or from the audience.…So let's try to listen to these overheads and see if we can determine the panning.…Okay, so on that tom tom fill, it clearly went into my right ear.…That floor tom is definitely on my right so he's looking from the drummer.…A lot of jazz is recorded from the musician's…
This course features the song "Footprints" by Andy Galore. Find out more about Andy's music at andygalore.com.