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Building A Drum Sound pt4!

Building A Drum Sound pt4!

 

 

In our final installment of “Building A Drum Sound” I’m replacing the mono overhead with a stereo spaced pair.

This isn’t your typical spaced pair however. I approach my overheads a little different than the norm. Actually I adapted this from a setup that I saw George Massneburg use. It’s not the same, but definitely inspired his setup for sure.

This is something that is easier to explain in a video so I’m not going to try and explain it here. You will notice however that the overall drum sound will definitely open up now. We’ll actually have a real stereo image!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini series on Building A Drum Sound and I always love hearing from you. Especially about your recording endeavors.

Happy recording everyone!

Charlie

 

p.s. I’ll be conducting a drum recording master class this coming Saturday at 12pm pacific time. It will live stream from the Ultimate Studios, Inc YouTube channel.

Hope to see you there!

Watch Building A Drum Sound Part 1
Watch Building A Drum Sound Part 2
Watch Building A Drum Sound Part 3

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Recording Tip! – Overhead Mics & Low Ceilings

Recording Tip! – Overhead Mics & Low Ceilings

The questions I get the most are about overhead mics. What to use, where to put, them, how to angle them, etc.. I also get a lot of questions from people that have rooms with very low ceilings. Similar to the ceiling heigth of a bedroom or garage.

There is a simple, and cheap, trick to keep the reflection off the ceiling from wrecking your overhead sound!

Here’s a drum recording quick tip for dealing with low ceilings. Watch the video!

 

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Drum Recording Ninja Workshop!

Drum Recording Ninja Workshop!

Want to learn how to record better drums?
Want to learn how to tune your drums for better recordings?
Do you have a limited budget or limited amount of channels?

If you answered YES to ANY of these questions then the Drum Recording Ninja Workshop is for you!

There are only 8 seats open and this WILL sell out, so you’ll need to REGISTER NOW if you want to reserve a seat for just $69 $49!

 


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The Drum Recording Ninja Workshop is for engineers, drummers, recording enthusiasts of all levels, and of course, ninjas. Our goal is to teach you how to get the BEST sounding drums and the BEST tones for your recordings no matter what your situation is.

We’ll be covering tuning and easy-to-use techniques for tuning, microphone types and how they can be used to make better recordings, and minimal miking setups so you can get GREAT tones with just a few microphones.

 

“Drums are my passion. I want to share that passion with you and help you understand drum recording better by showing you some of my techniques.” Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire.

 

Engineer Charlie Waymire with Chad Smith and Kevin Chown at Ultimate Studios, Inc

Engineer Charlie Waymire with Chad Smith & Kevin Chown

Charlie Waymire

Besides being an accomplished drummer himself, engineer Charlie Waymire is extremely adept at working with drummers to get the best possible performance and in turn, the best possible drum recordings. This is one of the many reasons that Ultimate Studios, Inc has become a home for drummers to record their drum tracks. Charlie is the tone master when it comes to drums!

Some drummers that Charlie has recorded at Ultimate Studios, Inc. include:

Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ray Luzier (Korn), Josh Freese (Perfect Circle), Benny Rogers II (Mariah Carey), J.R. Robinson (Michael Jackson), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Mike Avenaim (Scott Weiland), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Greg Garman (Selena Gomez), and Nick Adams (David Cook), among several others.

He is also the host and co-creator of FullOnDrums.com; a show dedicated to the art of recording drums.

 

Tuning guru Kurt Berger at Ultimate Studios, Inc tuning for Chad Smith

Kurt Berger

When it comes to tuning, there are few people on the planet that know more about the workings of drums than drummer & tuning guru Kurt Berger. He has taught hundreds of drummers how to tune and has worked with some of the biggest drummers in the biz.

He is the resident tuning guru for FullOnDrums.com and works closely with Charlie at Ultimate Studios, Inc to build fantastic sounding drum kits. He keeps the clients that record at Ultimate Studios Inc. extremely happy with his bar-none tuning tricks!

 

 


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Record Your Drums Tracks Here!

Record Your Drums Tracks Here!

 

Bring On The Drums!

Getting great drum sounds is more than just “getting a great drum sound”. It’s about getting a sound that is right for the song. Context is EVERYTHING! Our specialty at Ultimate Studios, Inc is getting each and every artist the perfect sounding drums for their songs. Continue reading →

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Good Vibrations Debuts On DrumMagazine.com! (w/video)

Good Vibrations Debuts On DrumMagazine.com! (w/video)

I am stoked to announce that “Good Vibrations”, a new column on DrumMagazine.com, has officially launched! In each installment I’ll discuss how I work with drummers to get a great sound in the studio. “Good Vibrations” is designed to give you a quick look at how I go for a particular sound to fit a session or song. I’ll be working with different artists in each installment, including some familiar names in the industry.

There are plenty of articles all over the internet that talk just about the gear. I want to focus on “why” I choose to use something and how it relates to the other pieces in the setup and, more importantly, the song. Don’t get me wrong, gear is great and I a super gear nerd but at the end of the day the song is most important and that’s how I’m approaching this column. From the perspective of the song, not the recording gear.

The first episode of “Good Vibrations” features a great friend of mine and an awesome Drummer/Producer Mike Avenaim. We filmed this while working together on a new artist that he’s producing named T’Lark. I hope you enjoy!

Charlie

 

Go to DrumMagazine.com to watch the episode and see complete session notes.

 

Watch “Good Vibrations” EP1 below!

 

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“Real Drum Tracks Now” Officially Launches

“Real Drum Tracks Now” Officially Launches

We are very proud to announce the launch of a Real Drums On Demand! We bring you, the artist, musician, producer, band, composer, the absolute BEST drum tracks!

We’ve made it easy to actualy get an awesome studio in Los Angeles, CA, and accomplished engineer that KNOWS Drum Recording, and the absolute BEST drummers on the planet on your songs. With 1 email you have our very own Drum Recording powerhouse team!

 

www.RealDrumTracksNow.com

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with some very talented artists from all around the world. Matter of fact the very drummers on the Real Drum Tracks Now roster and I have been doing this for quite some time now and I’ve always wanted to make this kind of talent easily accessible to artist all over the world. Our business is getting you the Drum Tracks that you simply can’t get anywhere else.” says Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire.

 

Take a few moments to get to know our talented roster of session drummers. We’re sure you’ll connect with a groove instantly!

Mike Avenaim
Nick Adams
Greg Garman
Jeff Bowders
Henry McDaniel
David Myers
Gianluca Palmieri
Tyler Walton

Join us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter too!

Let’s make some music together!

 

Watch The Real Drum Tracks Now Trailer!

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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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Adrian Galysh Releases New Album!

Adrian Galysh Releases New Album!

Guitar player extraordinaire Adrian Galysh has released his new solo album “Tone Poet“.

“Tone Poet” features some fantastic players including Todd Sucherman, Philip Bynoe, Mark Boals, and Charlie Waymire. Charlie’s drum tracks were all recorded at his studio, Ultimate Rhythm Studios.

Check out Adrian explaining each track from “Tone Poet” including audio samples.

For more information about “Tone Poet” visit www.AdrianGalysh.com!

“Tone Poet” is available on iTunes

 

 

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FullOnDrums.com ep4 – MXL Mics & Gretsch Drums

FullOnDrums.com ep4 – MXL Mics & Gretsch Drums

FullOnDrums.com ep4 Shot At Ultimate Rhythm Studio

 
 
 

A new installment of FullOnDrums.com is now live. In this episode Charlie teams up with MXL Microphones, Gretsch Drums and Paiste Cymbals to bring you a truly unique sound.

What is FullOnDrums.com?

Full On Drums.com is the one stop source for information for anyone interested in recording drums. Tips, tricks and techniques are presented via video, audio and text to allow the recording drummer and engineer to advance in all aspects of his or her craft. Each weekly episode offers tips, tricks and techniques as well as insights from a wide range of professional engineers and drummers and will be accompanied by full-bandwidth, multi-track audio downloads. Weekly episodes are accompanied by additional videos, articles, interviews, news and reviews from around the drumosphere. Any style from beginners to pros, you’ll find it here at FullOnDrums.com!

Visit FullOnDrums.com for more episodes, articles, news and more.
Visit the FullOnDrums YouTube Channel
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FullOnDrums.com ep4 – MXL Microphones & Gretsch Drums

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PDP Releases “Mass Delusion”

100% Heavyocity

PDP - "Mass Delusion"

Los Angeles, CA’s soldiers of Power Groove Metal, P.D.P, have released their debut full length album “Mass Delusion”. This record is 100% pure Heavyocity!

The drums for “Mass Delusion” were tracked at Ultimate Rhythm Studio by drummer Ro Batres. “Ro was absolutely impressive!” says drummer/engineer Charlie Waymire. “This is some crazy heavy, complicated and physically demanding music and we had a very limited amount of time to record drums. Imagine someone saying you have to move a mountain by hand and you only have 3 days. Ro not only killed it but played with more intensity and volume than I’ve ever seen someone play that kind of music. If you like killer riffs and bad ass drums then “Mass Delusion” is for you!”

“Mass Delusion” is available on iTunes

For more on PDP visit them at:
www.pdpmusic.com
www.facebook.com/pdpmusic

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