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Old 07-16-2013, 09:12 PM
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Default First attempt at a drum cover

Well, the second one actually. The first one I did a few months ago sounded horrible so I never posted it. Now that I have an audio interface I was able to get the drums sounding better.

A cover of the song "Keep Pushin'" by REO Speedwagon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzCL1joOjkY
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:18 PM
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Speechless. Truly. That snare sounds perfect for that era of music, as does the tuning of the rest of the kit. Love jamming to classic rock as well. Perfect timing and everything, well done Isits.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:25 PM
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I think for a first attempt it's glorious! Very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing!
Haven't listened to a lot of REO before - nice rock song.
I left a comment on YouTube, haha.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:44 PM
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Thanks for the kind words. Since I am my own worst critic, I noticed a couple of things. I need to work on my bass drum shuffle some more. I also have to move that one mic stand by the floor tom. If you notice, the cymbal is hitting the stand when I crash. It caused a horrible clunking noise on the recording. I ended up muting the mice when I was mixing it down. Consequently, I lost that stereo effect I wa going for and a little bit of the floor tom. Oh well, live and learn. Just so long as I don't make the same mistakes again...
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:52 PM
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awesome groove! Love your playing. You play for the song, and that's what it's all about.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:58 PM
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Nice, have not heard that song for a long time. You have a nice sounding setup.
Ya the bass drum shuffle, am working on that a lot too. There are some neat bass drum shuffle patterns out there.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:10 AM
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Very nice job. I like that snare sound also.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:44 PM
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About the snare: It's a 60's vintage Rogers Holiday model that came with the Gretsch round badge kit that I bought used in 1977. A couple of years ago I decided to recover it with a wrap from Jammin Sam. I discovered that the lugs were not original. They were the beavertail lugs that replaced the bread and butter lugs that originally came on the drum. The holes were enlarged to accommodate the new lugs. It also had a Premier throw-off that never worked right for me. I put the wrap on, cleaned up the chrome, and replaced the throw-off with one from Gibralter. As you can see, the batter head is a few years old, but it still sounds good. All in all I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Here's a slide show I mace of the procedure.

http://s88.photobucket.com/user/lsit...tml?sort=3&o=2
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: First attempt at a drum cover

That was quite well done, and it's an REO song I hadn't heard before. There were just a couple of timing issues, as you've already mentioned, regarding the bass drum as it sits in some fills. The shuffle feel was right on most of the time, I thought, but could benefit from a little tightening up in a few places, as you said. It almost seemed a matter of attention, where maybe you were thinking about the next part coming up and so your execution wasn't quite as precise for a beat or two? Anyway, it was pretty minor, IMO.

I also thought you did a great job of balancing the original recording to your drums. We can clearly hear what you played, but there is enough of the original for reference.

Nice!
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:38 PM
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Great job on the groove. Nice & relaxed with good flow. Job done! :)
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:07 AM
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Very steady and super relaxed, excellent job.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:40 AM
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Very nice drumming! I really enjoyed it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:19 AM
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Well done! Nice groove.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:22 PM
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Just my $.02. (Not sure if they are worth much). I would try to play the right at a softer level and play the left (backbeat) at a much louder level. Would give it more of a rock feel instead of a "jazzier " feel. Once again , just my 2 cents.
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