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Old 02-14-2008, 02:44 PM
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Default Recording My PDP LX!

I was recording with my band a few weeks ago, so I just thought I should show you the kit! =]

Specs:

Kit, PDP by DW LX Series:

22" Kick
12" Rack Tom
16" Floor Tom
14" (x6") PDP SX Snare

Cymbals, Zildjian:

14" K Mastersound Hats
16" and 18" K Dark Thin Crashes
20" A Custom Ping Ride..

Hardware, All Pearl.

That's about it, the pics:





Tell me what you think,

Laterrr, John! =]
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:49 PM
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Very cool, and the attic looks like it would help produce a great sound, the shape should help avoid late refections. How did the recording come out?
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:50 PM
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awesome kit and cymbals mate! nice setup, what do ur k's and a custom ping sound like, i am considering them? Cheers Matt
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:51 PM
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Yea, that's my guitarist's attic! We recorded 2 tracks none of which are finished, and only one has effort put into it!

Firstly, slightly edited:
You Have Everything In Common

Second, just cleanly recorded, no editing:
Restricted.

It's actually amazing how a bit of time and some effects can do to a track!
Have A Listen and tell me what you think..

Laterrr,
John. =]
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awesome kit and cymbals mate! nice setup, what do ur k's and a custom ping sound like, i am considering them? Cheers Matt
Have a listen to the clips listed below.. =]
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:04 PM
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Very nice setup! Perfect for recording!
The kit looks right at home just there!
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Firstly, slightly mastered:
You Have Everything In Common

Second, just cleanly recorded, no mastering:
Restricted.

It's actually amazing how a bit of time and some effects can do to a track!
Have A Listen and tell me what you think.
First of all, I think you've mixed mastering with mixing. Second, I don't think the first song is mixed at all, and the second one has a slightly better balance and sound to it. What kind of a band do you guys have? From the sound of it I'd say it's a drums-guitar/vocal -duo. The overall sound is pretty thin, and especially the drums sound way too puny and distant. Because you have so few instrument, you have plenty of space to use bigger, more resonant drum sounds, so fill up that space! Also, the cymbals were very, very low in the mix, so you might want to open up the overheads a lot more.
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First of all, I think you've mixed mastering with mixing.
Yes, perhaps, but I was just showing how the drums sounded and as I said below none of the tracks are finished..

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i think the vocals are too compressed and loud to the point of distortion. Also if you have 2 guitar parts, try putting one part in the left speaker and the other in the right to spread it out a bit. Aswell as the overheads.

Pretty nice drums. You've got pretty much the same heads as me, i want to change my pinstripes though.
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Default Re: Recording My PDP LX!

From what I can here it sounds like you captured some good basic tracks, Now to get them to sound good.

And yes the drums will sound good when you get it dialed in.


Here is what works for me.

First of all BACK UP!!, BACK UP!! , BACK UP!! this is the most important thing, if you loose the data you are hosed. I even back up after a mixing session just in-case.

Burn the rough tracks to a CD or DVD. You can always revert back to the originals as well this way.

Find a band that you like the sound of in the same style of music preferably.

Import that song into your recording software and listen to it. Then go back and tweak you tune a little and listen to it.

Toggle back and forth a little and get as close as you can.

When you think you have it burn a disk and listen to it on a few different players, home stereo, car, boom box etc..

It is some work but well worth it when you tunes sounds just how you want it ;-)
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very nice set-up man. Great choice of cymbals!
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:05 AM
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Default Re: Recording My PDP LX!

How do you like the LX kit? I'm considering purchasing the LX series. What style of music do you play? Also...is that floor tom the add-on size? Very nice set :-)
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: Recording My PDP LX!

The LX is pretty nice! The floor tom is the add on 16"!

I play punk.. There are links to some clips in this thread somewhere!
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