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12-07-2006, 01:42 AM
Hey guys. Mic'ed the kit so I figured I'd put a little jam on that me and my buddy did. Nothin' fancy. Dave Weckl's job is quite safe. :)
Had fun though. That's the main thing.
good playing by all !!!
sounds a lot like Clutch
12-07-2006, 06:04 AM
nice man! i really liked it.
pro ms, are just good like that, i like the bass drum sound alot
great playing by all to!
12-08-2006, 06:34 AM
Sounds great bro, how long you been playing??
What did you use for mics and where did you place em? also what kinda ride you playing it sounds pretty sweet?
Great job sounds like it was alot of fun jamming.
12-08-2006, 06:45 AM
Hey I have a question..
When you mice your drums live, what do you hook all of the microphones up to?
At first I thought you just hook em up to your PA or something but then I realized that that's WAY too many Inputs for a PA.
12-08-2006, 12:05 PM
Id be very interested to hear the answers to the questions above?
Very good stuff, and ill be the first to point out that the opening groove sounds very similar to Zeppelins When The Levee Breaks.
12-08-2006, 01:50 PM
Thanx Bunn - My buddy Tommy LOVES them (and Fu Manchu). I think they are cool too. Jake's guitar is what gives it that feel , I suppose :)
gringo998 - Thanx bro. Pro M's sound cool. I'd like to hear what they sound like with a good drummer playin' 'em. Come on over anytime dude.
nhzoso - about 2 years self taught playin' for the heck of it.
- shure 57 and a big bass drum mic (don't know what kind) My buddy has about a thousand of them :) He's the techno whiz. I just hit stuff.
- 20" HH Leopard Ride :)))))
drummer625 - hooked up to a mixing board and Jake's computer (Laptop) Apparently it is a real good one. Cost he said is about 1600.
drozzy - I'm insulted! I would NEVER rip off Led Zeppelin. (maybe a little....ok , a lot:)). I got the tab of the net and I love that song. Don't tell Robert Plant...please ;)
I have a couple pics of the mic set up- have to resize and I'll post them when I figure out how to do it :)
Thanx guys for all the coments.
12-08-2006, 02:07 PM
Here's the pics of the set up. I suppose mic clips woulda been better than using half of the furniture in my house to set up the mics , but you work with what ya got. :)
12-08-2006, 03:24 PM
Sounds great man. That is some nice dirty, gritty rock-n-roll right there!!! Nice job man!! Oh and I dig the slow jam at the end too.....nice.
12-08-2006, 06:31 PM
Very Fu-manchu-esque, i like it, pretty groovin' jam, you guys sound good togheter. Waas your tom floor skin very loose, sounds a bit shaky. Have fun anyways!
12-08-2006, 06:37 PM
Great job. You and the other players seemed to work well together.
By the way, did you use any sort of reverbing effect on your drums? They seemed to echo a little bit.
12-08-2006, 08:16 PM
Waas your tom floor skin very loose, sounds a bit shaky. Have fun anyways!
I agree. Most of the drums sound good, but the floor tom was a bit strange. Almost sounded like the mic or stand was bumping it?
Anyway, cool jam. I liked it!
01-01-2007, 07:08 PM
Sounds very good, i really like the sound of the guitar also.
But i was wondering what mic's you used where. Looks like 3 or 4 sm57's and 2 sm58's as overheads? correct?
01-01-2007, 07:59 PM
Mapex589 - Thanx bro. The guitar stuff was all Jake's idea. He's very creative.
gaspesian - Floor wasn't loose - the mic was too close :) We did a few other jams I will post at a later date with moon gel on the floor tom and it sounded perfect.
craponline - no reverb effect - just bad mic'ing on the floor tom :)
Randy - Thanx dude. Yep , mic either touching or too close.
5thquarter - Thanx. That is my master plan - surround myself with far better players so even I sound good. :)
Mics are as follows - just talked to the dude who lent them to me.
Kick - akg d112
Overheads - SM 58
Other Ones - SM 57 (the ones without the balls)
Thanx a lot for the comments guys.
Mr. A.C. Perkins
08-21-2007, 04:21 AM
MAN!! I just heard this maybe for the first time... your kick sounds like pea soup dude... unbelievable. The tom's reverb is Zappafan taking my advice and hardly muffling anything :) Snare sounds thick and juicy too :) Nice work, am I gonna be out of a job? Don't tell Big Bang or JB lol!
08-21-2007, 03:08 PM
sounded awsome, I like!
just tighten up them screws...of course, we all need to.
Some times in the song especialy at first you get a little sloppy. Thats how I sounded after I had been drumming for about 2 years and I was making recordings in the garage, I felt like I was nailing it, but then when I listened back to the song it sounded like I was falling asleep, more so on slower tempo. The best way I found to fix that works for me is to get super into the song, and move you head, make faces, raise your sholders up .ect basicly don't be a stiff, staring off into oblivion with just you sticks moving...while your mind may be concentrating super hard on your playing, I find it hard to keep a natural rhythm and get any kind of "stank" from you druming if you are just sitting there like a zombie.
a couple of the fills were off time a bit, but I love that slow/fast/slow feel you have, very bonham-esque and the fact that you might have been a bit off time on a couple actually worked out sounding pretty cool. The floor tom sounded out of tune, but everything else was pretty nice sounding.
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