My husband, drummer, Rich Kulsar and I have been experimenting with recording drums in our booth.
We've been trying all sorts of different combinations of drums, placements and mic'ing techniques.
I think we've narrowed it down and getting to the point of perfecting the set-up..
Once we get it just right we'll upload some audio samples.
So far we've done a few sessions that were quite successful and the client was happy with the results.
I still think we can perfect the setup even more.
It's a small booth (8 X 6.5) so space is limited. That makes things a little more complicated.
We realized we really needed a few more mic pres, so after doing some research we felt the Sytek MPX-4A would be a great choice and the best bang for the buck. We were right!
The pres are super clean, not quite as clean and detailed as the Earthworks 1022, but not too much coloration either.
Given that 4 channels cost 1/3 less than our 2 channel Earthworks, if that's my only complaint I think we made a great choice. So far we've only had it for a week, but I'm super happy with it.
I'm still in the market for a tube pre-amp. Something with more coloration.
The pres I've been considering are:
Warm Audio Tonebeast
warm audio WA12
I'm leaning toward the UA 2-610 or the Vintech 1272.
I've also been considering the UA 4-710 model, as it can be connected direct to my digital inputs. It also has copression on each channel, but I keep wondering if they are packing too much into one
I'm still on the fence,.
Anyone have a suggestion? Anyone using any of the above have glowing (or not so glowing) reviews?
Please let me know!
I'm also super excited to share that we just ordered a pair of Equator D5s to replace the KRK Rockits we've been using as loaners. The D5s have been getting great reviews, but more importantly, the people I know who have bought them and use them daily have all told me that not only are these monitors worthy of all the hype, but that the company's customer service is par excellence. Good enough for me! I'll let you know how we like them.
Until next time! Keep it clean people!