My band and I are going to record a few songs, starting the end of next month. It’s a new project, so it’s gonna be the first material being made public, and sort off the first project I’m gonna put out there to promote future recording projects. And since we don’t have any budget at the moment, I thought it would be nice and make it a full DIY project, and capture some on the job material
Not that it’s not been done though, but I’m gonna document the whole process with small youtube video’s, about what we encounter during recording and mixing and such, and how we get to the end of it. I’m planning on doing much in Dutch though, since there’s plenty of stuff on the net in English, and it basically supports the local scene a bit I guess. I almost never see dutch videos about this so… Who knows, it might get some views…
Bring me the fame
I guess cause we are trying to do it with only with what we already have, without spending a dime, it could inspire some local kids to record there own stuff.
Still no money to start building the studio, but at least the rest of the house is getting somewhere. I’ve got a room I can use atm, and since I haven’t got around at isolating my roof, I still have a huge amount of rockwool to my disposal to do at least some minimum acoustics
So the plan:
For recording the drums: I was thinking of making the room as dry as possible with the rockwool packs, (thin but long rolls) Since it’s metal I thought this might be the best option considering it doesn’t perse need super awesome room acoustics, cause of the density of the mixes maybe? For as all I know this is my best option atm ?
For recording guitar and base, I was thinking of making a kind of guitar fort like Brandon mentions in his book, with the rockwool, and re-amp this way. But was also thinking of trying some cab-impulses, and using my amp’s line out. Only I need some good and impulses, for free . If Some one could help me with that, would be nice! Plus, if it’s your own made impulse, I could always do a video on it in return
The vocals are gonna be done a bit later, cause I still need to figure out some stuff, and practice (singing that is) So its gonna take a bit longer…
So in the mean time, I’m gonna start mixing.
I was thinking of setting up the same room a bit differently. I only have the rockwool though, so that must do. Any advice on how I should go about this ?
I was thinking of setting up the speakers first, and then listen some records I know well and wanna reference it to, and then trying some different placements of the rockwool rolls. Maybe just the corners, maybe entire backwall…
(Will provide some pictures of the room in a few weeks, when it’s empty.)
So the gear :
At my disposel:
16 channel interface and mics. Don’t know any specs yet, but I gues it doesn’t realy matter since it’s all we got
Cabs and amps
- Mesa Cab
- Engl Cab
- Mesa Dual rectifier
- Peavy EVH3 50w
- dunno the brand of bass cabs and amps
Hopefully my Rivera KR7 still works on line out. Its due for repairs, but not sure whats wrong.
Monitors and such:
- Yamaha HS5
- B&W 600 i - powerd by Denon pma 1060.
- Sennheizer HD650
All the rest is in the box:
I use Cubase elements 7
Got some fabfilter plugins, and some waves compressors, and some other free plugins. So I should have more then enough to make it work.
The reason I’m already posting this thread, instead of waiting when I actually start and have something to show for, is cause I usually start wrong So I thought I’d be ahead of myself.
I’ll be posting pictures and links to this thread as to how the project moves along, so if it interests you, youcan always follow
Any tips, tricks, or advice is MORE then welcome, cause I’m still a newbie at this! Except grammar checks, I already know I suck at this, no need to rub it in, haha.
Wish me spirit