Gearfest 2011: Recording Room Mic and The Whole Band. 6/6

Gearfest 2011: Recording Room Mic and The Whole Band. 6/6

November 2, 2019 4 By Kailee Schamberger


let’s just play that and listen to the to the room Mike there’s a robber Royer ribbon SF 24v which is a tube ribbon Mike stereo – agreement Mike right here why did we put it here because those drums are loud compared to that guitar so we moved it away from the drums and try to have a balance between all the instruments and just just deal the room Mike sounds like this can you believe how much bass drum there isn’t it considering how far it is from the bass drums you’re a mean basement player so give this gives you an idea of what it sounds like on stage and tomorrow when I mix the song I’ll be able to use this to give kind of a like a messy vibe to it so it doesn’t sound so clean I just wanted to tell you that how about you play the bass microphone when he sings yeah you hear a little bit of the vocal a little bit of the drums but the bleed is clean because it’s a ribbon so it’s nice clean bleed how about the vocal Mike I’m solid steel installing seems great I’m a cog in the she okay and what’s going on with say the violin microphone that’s not as good but we’re gonna do okay once he switches to the boil be perfect all right this to show don’t be afraid to bleed if the bleed is clean I mean if the if the drums are sonic on in the valley microphone then it won’t ruin your drum sound I saw you so bleed is not necessarily bad bleed is the sound of the records we like you know like everybody talks about you know whatever the Beatles or Pink Floyd or whatever bled like crazy it was tough all over the place you know and it’s okay it won’t hurt you won’t bite yes ah the way I see it and that’s a very personal thing you have to form your own taste but the way I see it is if I bring a microphone up and there’s another instrument bleeding so for example in the violin microphone man hearing the drums if I like the tone of the drums in the violin microphone I consider that clean very often for certain microphones maybe a lesser quality or maybe if you pick the wrong microphone when you bring up the value microphone the sound of the drums and it is horrible it’s honky and peaky so whenever you’re going to push your value microphone your drum sound is ruined so that’s why what you do is it’s the same principle we showed you about moving the microphones a little bit it’s the same principle for recording drums I mean although we’d love to think of it as one instrument it’s hell there’s eight of them right there and they all blend into each other don’t try and may not make them bleed just try and make sure that the bleed is okay move them I’m moving this way try a different pattern try a different microphone make sure the phase not off try different preamp try different player all right so what we’re gonna do now is we’re gonna record the whole song and then we’re gonna listen to the whole song and see what we’ve done together today in tracking a band from scratch in about an hour and 15 minutes ish okay so the first thing we’re going to do is we’re gonna ask the phenomenal we’ll Knox band to record the whole song without me talking interrupting or saying anything isn’t that amazing here we go I’m solid steel it’s scalding steam armor carving the Virgie I’m sick and tired of the same routine and I’m sinking like a submarine stopping pot work is much harder than it seems setting the car my belly bar held by a fiery heart I’m a Marxist on my my I hit it once with a hammer – it said stopping clockwork is much harder than it seems stopping clockwork is much harder than it seems setting free the car game notice how nobody touched any fate is where we played it back you get didn’t get cut off your head in get cut off from the violence suddenly came on everything kind of worked together as a band at this with this microphone and to pray me to converter thing sounds as good as many records that you hear out there because care was taken to placing the microphones in the right place and because it’s also the phenomenal will now expand and the phenomenal Meredith makanda says the engineer I’d like to remind you that the the seminar was put on the back can you put a thing on it was organized by the interest music who who’s very dear to me as engineer they helped me get to where I am as far as my knowledge base and they make phenomenal monitoring and summing it was put together also but with the help of mojave microphones and Roya microphones it’s all mojave and Roya microphones on the stage right now Universal Audio who provided the some of the preamps and compressors and also the plugins that I’m going to use tomorrow to mix the song great River who provided eq’s in preamps for the for this for cow who put the speakers and then avid in Pro Tools so and these are the people who made it possible for you to see this so please be kind enough to come back tomorrow at 11:30 to see the song being mixed in and hear it and lastly as a thing if you like the song it’s not the first well knocks record which they have here for sell because they’re professional musicians and then there’s a second racket and both those records where the second record came out as a comic book it’s pretty cool you don’t get a CD you get a comic book and then you download the songs which is pretty nice and both these records were produced by moi and recorded and mixed by Meredith in NY thank you very much I hope to see you tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.