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Old 04-18-2015, 07:25 AM
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Default Drum Recording Questionnaire.

Every time someone mentions that they want to record drums, we end up asking the same questions over and over again, and it takes several back-and-forth comments just to know what to recommend. Is there a good questionnaire that we can point them to to get straight answers early on? Something like:

Recording:
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What is your desired budget? What is your maximum budget?
Are you recording alone, or with other instruments playing simultaneously in the same room?
Will the equipment be used to record live performances?
How many pieces is the drum kit you will be recording?
Are you currently using a mixer? Are you looking to add a mixer?
What DAW do you intend to use?
Do you require the ability to record when 'not' tethered to a computer?
What is the intended quality level (amateur / professional)?
What styles are typically being recorded?
What equipment do you already possess?
How do you intend to monitor and playback (headphones, studio monitors, pc speakers?)
Will you be recording anything other than drums?
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What is your desired budget? What is your maximum budget?
What sized venues do you want to support?
What vehicle will be used to move the gear? (Is there a transport/size restriction?)
How many pieces is the drum kit you will be mic'ing?
Are you currently using a mixer? Are you looking to add a mixer?
What is the intended quality level (amateur / professional)?
What styles of music will this be used for?
What equipment do you already possess?
How do you intend to monitor and playback (IEM, Floor wedges?)
How many individual/unique monitor sends do you require?
Do you want the ability to record? Stereo or individual tracks?
What are the input-power requirements? (example, must all fit on a single 15 Amp 120v circuit)
Who will be operating the PA mixing console during the performance?
Will the PA mixing console be located in the front of the house, or on the stage?
If there isn't already a questionnaire, what questions would you add to the above?

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Old 04-18-2015, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: Drum Recording Questionnaire.

This idea has merit! In fact, these types of questionaires are "stickied" on some guitar forums for amplifiers, etc.

I don't have any questions to add, but would move the "budget" question to the very top, and break it down into 1) what would you like to spend, and 2) what is the absolute max you are willing to spend? That filters out a lot of unrealistic suggestions.
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This idea has merit! In fact, these types of questionaires are "stickied" on some guitar forums for amplifiers, etc.

I don't have any questions to add, but would move the "budget" question to the very top, and break it down into 1) what would you like to spend, and 2) what is the absolute max you are willing to spend? That filters out a lot of unrealistic suggestions.
Changed the order, divided into two questions. Thanx!

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:35 AM
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Added live reinforcement questionnaire based on the page long thread where nobody could figure out what the OP needed or wanted.
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Default Re: Drum Recording Questionnaire.

One thing to consider for recording is if the person wants to use a computer,
or a dedicated stand alone recorder.
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One thing to consider for recording is if the person wants to use a computer,
or a dedicated stand alone recorder.
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Also added input power requirements to PA
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