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Session Reports – In the Studio w/Charlie Waymire

Session Reports – In the Studio w/Charlie Waymire

FullOnDrums.com has launched a new video series called “Session Report”.

In this new series Charlie will document actual sessions at Ultimate Studios, Inc. He’ll talk about choosing microphones to fit the artists sound, micing techniques and concepts, gear, and most importantly why he chooses to use a particular mic or setup.

Session Reports are all about context. Some setups will be fairly straight forward and some may be more unorthodox. The goal is to show what went in to capturing a sound for a specific artist.

The debut Session Report episode features drummer Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert/Puddle of Mudd). Jeff performs a track of his album “The Pilgrimage of Thingamuhjig”. Check out the video below and be sure to visit FullOnDrums.com for a complete breakdown of the session including photos, mic list, outboard gear list, and detailed session notes.

Enjoy!

 

 

Jeff Bowder's and his Tama drum set at Ultimate Studios, Inc filiming FullOnDrums.com Session Report

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FullOnDrums Episode 34 – Aphex!

FullOnDrums Episode 34 – Aphex!

Episode 34 of FullOnDrums.com features a plethora of gear from a company that has been making great products for many years but isn’t quite a household name yet. That company is Aphex!

Largely known for the Aural Exciter, Big Bottom, and Compellor, Aphex also makes a host of fantastic sounding mic pres and channel strips.

 

Charlie is joined by the great Nick Adams (David Cook) on drums.

For more details about the episode visit the Aphex blog post.

Also be sure to check out and subscribe to the FullOnDrums YouTube Channel!

 

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Time For A Little Jazz w/Jason Harnell!

Time For A Little Jazz w/Jason Harnell!

FullOnDrums.com brings some jazz to the studio in episode 33, Jazz w/Jason Harnell. Jason is a fantastic player and is joined by the amazing Joe Bagg on keyboards. Charlie shows you how to capture a very natural, yet full sound utilizing three microphones from Mojave Audio.

Besides his fantastic playing, Jason has a very, very unique story about how he got started playing drums. Check it out!

For more details about the episode visit the Jazz w/Jason Harnell blog post.

Also be sure to check out and subscribe to the FullOnDrums YouTube Channel!

 

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FullOnDrums ep32 Featuring Heil Mics!

FullOnDrums ep32 Featuring Heil Mics!

Episode 32 of FullOnDrums features microphones from Heil Sound! If you’ve seen the show or have recorded at Ultimate Rhythm Studios then you know Charlie loves his PR30’s and PR40. In this episode Charlie & Scott show off not only the PR30 & 40, but the PR28, PR22, & PR48.

For more details about the episode visit the Heil Sound Blog Post.

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New Drum Micing Series From Audio-Technica (w/video)

New Drum Micing Series From Audio-Technica (w/video)

The FullOnDrums crew has produced a new series of basic drum micing videos for Audio-Technica. The first series features 7 basic tips for micing drums. Once you watch this series you’ll be armed with all the information and techniques you need to start micing drums and getting killer sounds!

Learn how to mic your kick drum, snare drum, toms, hi-hats, overheads, rooms and more. Each video walks you through the separate steps needed to get a great drum sound.

All the videos were produced by Scott Francisco and Charlie Waymire for FullOnDrums and shot at Ultimate Rhythm Studios.

 

Learn more on the Audio-Technica Blog
7 Basic Tips for Drum Mic Setup & Recording
Two Quick Tips on Recording a Jazz Drum Kit
Audio-Technica Official YouTube Channel

 

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FullOnDrums Open House & Seminar!!!

FullOnDrums Open House & Seminar!!!

Ultimate Rhythm Studios will be sponsoring the first ever Open House Extravaganza by FullOnDrums! The event will be held on December 7, 2013 between 1pm-6pm at Ultimate Rhythm Studios.

 

 

Have questions about recording drums? Want to learn more about drum micing, tuning, head choices, and more?

Then come to the FullOnDrums Open House Extravaganza where you can hang out with the FOD crew and get your questions answered. Charlie, Scott, and Kurt will be on hand to talk about any part of the recording process.

The day will feature demonstrations (full schedule below) on how to record drums, tuning, anatomy of a drum, and much, much more.

Lucky attendees will have chances to win one of two microphones from Audio Technica and drumheads from Evans Drumheads!

Drummer extraordinaire Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Six A.M., Paul Gilbert) will give tips about recording and treat us all to a killer performance.

 

Please RSVP at FullOnDrums.com if you plan on attending.

 

The goal is to create a community for drummers and recording enthusiasts to hang out and talk about the art of recording drums!


OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

1pm – Come hang out and talk about everything drum recording. There will be plenty of gear setup to check out!
2pm – Minimal Micing Demonstraion featuring Audio-Technica Mics – approx. 30min
2:30pm – AT2020 Giveaway
3pm – Kurt Berger Tuning Clinic / Drumhead Giveaway featuring Evans Drumheads- approx. 30min
4pm – Kick Drum/Snare Drum micing demo – approx. 25min
5pm – Glen Sobel guest Clinic/Performance – approx. 30-40min
5:30pm – AT2020 Giveaway
6pm – Closing down the studio for the night.

 

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Korn’s Ray Luzier In The Studio (w/video)

Korn’s Ray Luzier In The Studio (w/video)

On the eve of a new Korn album and world tour Ray Luzier entered Ultimate Rhythm Studios to film a new episode for FullOnDrums.com. It’s a powerhouse episode with Ray performing Love & Meth from Korn’s new album “The Paradigm Shift”.

 

 

“I’ve known Ray for a long time going back to my days as a student at Musicians Institute where he was my teacher. He’s a fantastic person and one of my favorite drummers. It was an honor and a pleasure getting to record him for this episode.” say engineer Charlie Waymire.

Check out the episode below and be sure to visit FullOnDrums.com for a full rundown of the session!

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Statues of Cats Tracking Debut EP!

Statues of Cats Tracking Debut EP!

Los Angeles based rock band Statues of Cats have been burning the midnight oil working on their debut EP, “Memorabilia”, to be released on 80/20 Records September 26th.

The band consists of David Hauge (vocals/guitar/trumpet & other noises), Jonney Machtig (guitars & crazy sounds), Anthony Salazar (drums & percussion), and Dan Rojas (bass) and their sound is a modern-vintage rock explosion of fiery jams, funky-jazzy skank, and 8-bit, punk-rock sandpaper grittiness. If you think that description sounds over the top then you haven’t heard this band yet.

It has been a real pleasure working with these guys. They are young and have lots of energy but they also have an amazing amount of musical maturity. Well beyond their years. We were also able to get everyone in the room at the same time playing and capture them as a band with all the energy their live shows have. I think you’ll hear that when the EP comes out.

The band needs your help to finish the EP! Give the band some support. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

Coins for Cats: Funding Statues of Cats debut EP “Memorabilia”.

 

Visit their website, www.statuesofcats.com, and www.facebook.com/StatuesofCats for more info about the band.

Just to tease you a little bit Statues of Cats was featured on FullOnDrums.com. Check out the video below and see for yourself what these cats are all about! We’ll post more info on the tracking process soon.

 

 

Here are a few photos from the session:

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Jeff Bowders Records w/FullOnDrums (w/video)

Jeff Bowders Records w/FullOnDrums (w/video)

Rock drummer extraordinaire, Jeff Bowders, joined FullOnDrums.com at Ultimate Rhythm Studios and put on a clinic of power precision and groove! Jeff has played with some very talented artists (Paul Gilbert, Puddle Of Mudd, Justin Derrico) and we were thrilled to have him in the studio.

 

 

“Jeff makes it easy to record drums. His precision is second to none and he’s powerful but still has finesse. Not too many drummers have that combo.” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

Check out FullOnDrums.com for all the details of the session and check out the episode below. You won’t be disappointed!

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New Episode Of FullOnDrums – The Big Room! (w/video)

New Episode Of FullOnDrums – The Big Room! (w/video)

In episode 24 of FullOnDrums, Rooms pt2 The BIG Room, Charlie discusses several different ways to get room sounds in the large room at Ultimate Rhythm Studios using spaced pairs.

Check out the details of ep24 The BIG Room on the FullOnDrums.com blog!

 

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http://www.fullondrums.com/downloads
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