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Odd-Arne Oseberg 09-19-2013 08:49 PM

It's just a start, but...
 
I'm so excited about both my new job and the fact that I now have a home where I can both practice drums, and as money allows, make this into a pretty neat little studio.

When I get some higher quality recording equipment I will start sharing lots of little videos.


Here's just a few seconds of meaningless rambling along to Groove 11 fast mfrom G.E. 1.0

http://youtu.be/yTHH_kUJocs

XplosiveDrummer 09-19-2013 11:33 PM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
Congrats on the positive change in your life. Here's to the continued forward progress and seeing what your studio becomes.

Salute.

v.zarate 09-19-2013 11:54 PM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
congrats on your leap forward to great success!

i will be looking forward to pictures of your future studio and home of course...

take it easy bud, i will be checking in for updates!

-vince

Odd-Arne Oseberg 09-20-2013 08:29 AM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
First on the list is to start buying some mics. Then I have to get an iPad for work so that will have to do for a few months

Getting a new Mac when they come and micing the full kit is my priority. Then we'll see if we can't do some post mixing make it sound a bit more professional.

The current room is really the main bedroom. When I start recording more stuff I'll consider using the biggest living room instead.

Simply put, I got a full teaching position out in the country where housing is cheap and the houses are big.

Odd-Arne Oseberg 09-21-2013 12:17 PM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
So this is where the last video is from.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ps5415cda8.jpg


After a some thinking and a conversation with the lady of the house….


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...pscc985692.jpg


We decided that the bedroom works best as a bedroom and also that this solution..

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ps2814d268.jpg


..is inferior to just replacing one of these windows in my bedroom and put in a door for her there…

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ps41db49be.jpg

Which means that this is the new drum room.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...psf127419e.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ps8e97fb08.jpg

Excuse the mess. I’m in the process of moving in.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ps9bf8f800.jpg

The stairs to the left of my guitar amps there goes upstairs to two big guest rooms where I’ll put my speaker cabinets.

Today I experiemented with my 57 on the snare and put my Edirol close in front of the bass drum. If I borrow a couple of condensers from work for overheads and a slightly bigger mixer, I just need something better to record video on and I’ll at least be up and going for getting myself some skype lesson and sharing some of my playing.

I’m borrowing a mic stand at work for the 57 now. Doing a little test, I was surprised by the great sound, but also confronted with how extremely bad my timing is when I’m not fully balanced and concentrated on the music.

I think I just gonna start with getting mics first as I guess with a few small mixers I can initially get by with just a few converter inputs if I put all the toms onwe one channel etc…

Maybe a friend, whio’s upgrading, has something cheap I can buy or borrow to tie me over.

Reggae_Mangle 09-21-2013 12:26 PM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
Congratulations, Odd-Arne Oseberg. Looks like a beautiful space to play in. Might I suggest doing some research on appropriate sound reinforcement and acoustic treatment to complement the decor and ensure you get the best results when you record? :)

Odd-Arne Oseberg 09-21-2013 12:45 PM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
Yeah. Once I get going for real, I'll hire someone to come and measure and adjust stuff. That's probably a year in the future, though.

Because of the shape and the size of the room, though it sounds pretty great already. I've been walking around with my guitar singing there since I moved in a couple of weeks ago. It's nice, soft and warm and the tiny second of natural reverb there is just warm and beautiful. Not even a hint of any artifact that I don't like.

I should have about $1000-1500 each month for gear. I'll start with a Beta 52, Subkick and some Beta 98s for the toms.

It'll slowly get better and better.

Odd-Arne Oseberg 09-21-2013 08:13 PM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
Today, I borrowed some crappy like $50 condensers at work. I borrowed a
Mackie mixer that has more mic inputs, but something was wrong with it. All is was able to do was to use two channels with the solo button on and send it to a stereo input on the same 4-channel Behringer I've been using.

Anyway. This is how far we got today on the Behringer:

Channel 1 - 57 on snare
Channel 3 (stereo channel) - Edirol in front of bass drum
Channel 4 - Overheads from non functioning Mackie. (Guess I'll use this for the tom mics in the future.)

Tommy with band straight into tape input.

Headphone output split between my headphones and mic input of my crappy Vaio. (Yeah I know. lol No jack to phono plugs available around here.)

Without really knowing, it seems to me that if I get the bass drum and overheads to sound good, half the job is done. A hi-hat mic would be nice as this clicketi-clack thing is really not what I hear up close.

Anyway this is where it's at one day later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjVVPJbEl2k

v.zarate 09-21-2013 08:30 PM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
i see the kits already set up

everythings looking gooood!

Odd-Arne Oseberg 09-25-2013 08:41 AM

Re: It's just a start, but...
 
Yup.

I remembered I had an old Aphex 107 mic pre lying around that used to use to fed the wet cabs in my guitar rig. I plugged the overheads in to that and the difference was night and day. It was harder to make it meld with the play-a-long track. but patching in the right amount of reverb mostly remedied that.

So far at least it feels like playing on a stage with pretty decent live sound.


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