The band tracked that feedback section as 2 live takes with an extra guitar overdub. I added in some reverse cymbal and ‘riser’ sounds for the mix. The intro was actually the thing that took up most of the time in the mix revisions!
It’s a killer intro. I think a lot of the beauty of it was that it actually contributes to the song instead of sounding like it was added “because we can”, like so many of those can tend to sound like.
This is pretty tight recording. Sounds professional to me. Were the drums recorded live? The only tiny little thing I could bash is the kick: the click is a bit to much to my taste, even considering that you want an audible click for this kind of music. Otherwise well done. I’m sure the band was happy with it.
Hi Evert - thanks - yes the drums are live. The band record the tracks in their rehearsal space. With live drums, I find the biggest difference makers are the drummer and the drum tuning, although the mic positioning and room sound are vitally important too. This particular drummer is a joy to work with in respect to all those things.
It doesn’t sound like the rehearsal rooms I’ve been in . Did you have to do a lot of equalisation on the drums (or the total mix) or does the rehearsal room have good bass traps?
I can’t really answer any of those questions authoritively, as the band are in Townsville, which is about 2000km north of where I live. Here is a video taken in the band’s space:
Regarding EQ - My experience is that drum sounds for this genre always require a LOT of eq, regardless of whether the room sounds great or not. A good sounding room usually requires less “corrective” eq. That said, there is always a lot of cutting and boosting happening.
Townsville sounds like the name of a city that I’d use when I fill out a form for a software demo download to prevent them from spamming me later
Thanks for the vid. I did spot a couple of big bass trap looking devices, but it’s not a huge room. I’ve only ever tried recording live drums using 3 mics, simply because I had no more mics or mic preamps… It was a bleeding mess (excuse my French, but meant literally), and gave up. Also my room is not very big and throwing out the drumkit leaves me a lot of space. I will want to get hold of an an e-drum kit. Being a drummer myself (fairly basic) I would rather play than program, but nothing beats the real thing.
okay, so “ColdRoom” is “fhumble fhingaz”? lol
Glad to have tracked you down. I WILL be picking your brain this year haha
Yup - time for a change - it was a stupid name only I thought was funny, and no one knew how to pronounce (the H was silent, btw)… and hell, why not blatantly advertise my mixing services while I’m at it?
yeah, I was trying to sound out “humble hingaz” but I wasnt getting very far
That’s his Hip-Hop name
Or his porn star name.