I’ve been working on a mix with tracks kindly provided by David Glenn over at The Mix academy.
This snippet is from the Drum OH track. As I was working on it, I kept wondering how some of you guys would approach “fixing” this, and rather than simply ask, I thought maybe a thread with examples (and tips!) might be really worthwhile - IF you are willing to participate that is.
Here is a 40 second snippet of the unprocessed track. It is a stereo track of the drum overheads. It is 90 BPM.
(Sorry, the forum won’t let me upload a .WAV file. PM me if you want it and I’ll send it along t you…)
My quick “unprofessional” observations: the stereo image is the “audience” perspective, i.e. HH on right. It’s easy enough to just flip it. But, for me, I think the real problem is that the snare is off to the right side and not centered in the stereo field. Otherwise, it sounds pretty darn good to me.
- What are the problems you hear?
- What steps would you take to “fix” this track?
- What plugins/processes did you use?
- How do you use OH drum tracks? Do you use OH as your main drum sound, then fill it out with the close miked drums? Or vice versa?
I’ll post mine when I’m done.