What can I do to improve the sound of my drum recordings?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio' started by steve, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

    without buying new gear. i just got my first acoustic set a
    month and a half ago and all this recording gear three weeks
    ago so i'm still getting used to all of it, i took a drumless
    track i found kicking around somewhere and went to the
    practice room and dicked around on it a bit last night, its
    really sloppy but it should be good enough for the purpose
    of this post. i had a nu metal band blasting on one side
    and a death metal band blasting on the other.. i seriously
    need to pick up some vic firths cause i couldn't hear anything
    in my headphones (yes i had earplugs in). also the kit is out
    of tune because i haven't learned how to tune yet, oh and i do
    my "mixing" in my bedroom with computer speakers.. :)


    anyhow, talking strictly on the quality of the recording, how
    do the drums sound? whats good? whats not? too much what?
    too little what? y'know? i need some guidance. is it just me
    or does everything sound a bit dull? i didn't eq anything other
    than the kick, took a little off the bottom and boosted it 10db
    around 4k so it would cut through a bit more.. does the kick
    sound alright? i tried to brighten the snare up a bit but i have
    a lot of hi-hat in my snare track and anything i did that made
    the snare sound better made the hats sound crappy. well, i have
    no idea what i'm doing here but i wanna learn, so any advice
    would be great!

    steve, Mar 16, 2005
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