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Thanks to sbisio for suggesting this recording technique (called 'Recorderman') - two condenser mics positioned equidistant from the snare and kick and that's it. It's very cymbal-heavy even though the mics were quite low behind me, so I need to work on the positions more but it's a nice sound. Maybe I shouldn't hit my cymbals as hard!

Anyway I just recorded a bit funky-ish jamming to test it out. Then I thought, 'why not?'. Shove it on the 'Loops and see where it goes. There's a vague structure to it.

All are welcome - just wing it. In fact, that's a rule for this jam: wing it! I did.


April 27 2016 08:42:00
GirardGirard Ooh I know how to wing it! Will jam this tomorrow!
April 27 2016 08:41:18
GirardGirard Niiiice jam MP!
January 11 2016 23:42:04
kimbokimbo ...a drummer not hitting hard?!...perish the thought.. ps love the closing/ opening hats...great and so simple
October 13 2015 08:28:54
akethesnakerakethesnaker Great! I believe to record like that.
October 08 2015 23:16:03
ivaxivax Fantastic Martin
May 02 2015 00:11:09
RickplayerRickplayer cool beat
April 06 2015 00:14:04
nuno1959nuno1959 The playing is fab as you do, just need for some ''fine tuning'' of mic position or so !?
+1 April 06 2015 01:57:51 nuno1959mpointon
Yes. This was experimenting with a 2-mic technique. The mics need to pick up less cymbals but also my cymbals are also very powerful. I'll work on it. A great technique when I want to get a more natural recording rather than precision production.
April 06 2015 10:12:32 nuno1959nuno1959
Isn't this related to how Bonzo's drums were recorded ?
I remember looking that up on YT sometime ago & some guys were getting GREAT results..
Keep at it, it certainly sounds as if you're ''in the room'' playing Wink
April 03 2015 14:51:55
MarceysMarceys Cool beat Martin! Maybe some more depth? Missing the kick a bit! The drumming is very cool! smile.gif
+1 April 05 2015 06:23:14 Marceysmpointon
I recorded this with my overheads set as per the 'recorder man' technique. I left the rest of of my mics as per normal so have the 'close mic' version. I can upload a mix of this with the 'full depth' rig if people would like.
April 05 2015 10:26:10 MarceysMarceys
Very cool Martin, maybe adding a small part to it? The track could be a bit longer.... smile.gif
April 02 2015 19:58:17
alexjalexj give the drummer some!
April 02 2015 19:24:11
OliVBeeOliVBee thats a nice quick technique which could lead to heavy eq'ing should the track be mixed smile.gif cooly winged !
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