From the same session as per the “thin” acoustic guitars I was asking about the other, I have a drum clip for you to listen to and hopefully help me with.
I need to stress (as I failed to last time), that this cannot be re-recorded. It is what it is, I just need to make the best of it.
The drums are an electric set, so were DI’d using four channels of our mixing desk. Specifically the four tracks are
Honestly I can hear very little difference between the two Overhead tracks - so I’m not sure what he (the bassists who plugged it all in and makes these decisions) was thinking* - except that the splash cymbals are less ‘splashy’ on one than the other.
- Including that I don’t know why he didn’t record the midi events either instead of the audio, or as well as the audio?
In this mix I’ve hard panned them, one left and one right. Kick and snare are dead centre.
Because it’s an electric kit, DI’d in to the desk there’s zero bleed between the four tracks.
My questions then are:
- What can I do to calm down those splash cymbals? and
- What can I do to bring out the snare rim shots a bit more? I’m considering sample replacement (augmentation), so that option is definitely ON the table!
This sample is raw (other than the conversion to MP3), so no EQ, no reverb, nothing.