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Building A Drum Sound pt2 Is Up!

Building A Drum Sound pt2 Is Up!

 

In “Building A Drum Sound pt1” I focused on getting a complete drum sound with only 2 microphones. A mono overhead and a mic in front of the kit.

Those 2 mics produced a very nice, full, and accurate drum sound. They work on their own but they also give us a strong foundation to build a full, modern, punchy, rock tone.

So now that we have a strong foundation we’re going to add spot mics on the kick and snare to help give our drum sound some punch, presence, and a bit more clarity.

With the ribbon mic supplying our low end and body of the kick, we’ll place our kick mic well inside the drum. This will help give the kick some much need punch to cut through the mix.

Although the overhead mic captured a wonderful snare sound, adding a mic to the top of the snare will help with articulation and, like the kick, help the snare cut through the mix.

Remember, the first two mics are really important. Without them our spot mics will sound small and lack any sense of space or depth.

Last week I challenged you to pick two microphones from your mic locker and record the best drum sound possible. Now I want to you take those two microphones and add a mic on the kick and snare. Send me a message and let me know how it goes!

Enjoy “Building A Drum Sound pt2” and I’ll see you next week for part 3!

Happy recording!

Charlie

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Drum Cover Killer Video Package

Drum Cover Killer Video Package

 

Book Your Drum Cover Session Today!

There is no doubt that having killer looking and sounding video is an absolute must in today’s music business. We’re not talking iPhone video. We’re talking fantastic looking video that grabs peoples attention and gets you the recognition that you deserve.

How many videos have you seen that are literally inaudible? LOTS! We’re here to end that. At Ultimate Studios, Inc we take great pride in recording the best sounding drums in LA and that’s just what we’ll do for you. Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire is one of the best in LA when it comes to drum sounds and, being a drummer himself, takes great pride in helping drummers achieve the sounds they have always dreamed of.

To help you promote yourself we have put together a killer 4 hour studio package that will give you exactly what you need to build your drumming portfolio and show prospective employers your skills. If this sounds like what you need then it’s time you contacted us!

Call us at: (818) 308-4553 or
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Behind The Scenes – Drum Recording Ninja Workshop

Behind The Scenes – Drum Recording Ninja Workshop

Go behind the scenes of the Drum Recording Ninja Workshops. This video is from a live Periscope broadcast and was shot just prior to our latest Drum Recording Ninja Workshop. For this workshop Charlie was joined by his FullOnDrums.com cohort Scott Francisco and drummer extraordinaire Jeff Bowders.

The Drum Recording Ninja Workshops are for ANYONE that is interested in recording drums. Topics that are covered include tuning tips, mic types and choosing the right mics, overhead techniques, room micing techniques, minimal micing techniques, and much, much more. Our goal is to show you techniques that you can use on your very next session!

For those of you who haven’t attended a workshop yet we would like to give you a little behind the scenes look at the setup. We have fun at these workshops and so does everyone that attends. Below are a few photos plus the input list for the workshop.

Enjoy and we hope to see you at the next workshop!

 

 

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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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Rockers KingQueen Tracking Drums At URS

Rockers KingQueen Tracking Drums At URS

Drummer Fry Ferrini Tracking Drums For KingQueen

Rockers KingQueen are in the process of recording a new album and invaded URS to record drums for “I Tried”.

Fry Ferrini is a great drummer and we had a blast tracking. Lead singer Sabrina has an amazing stage presence and an awesome band but don’t take our word for it check them at www.KingQueenMusic.com and at the Official KingQueen Facebook Page.

KingQueen - Dario Comuzzi, Fry Ferrini & Sabrina Petrini

KingQueen - Dario Comuzzi, Fry Ferrini & Sabrina Petrini

Fry Ferrini & Engineer Charlie Waymire

Fry Ferrini & Engineer Charlie Waymire

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The Local Weather Records New EP

The Local Weather Records New EP

The Local Weather was recently in the studio recording tracks for their upcoming EP with engineer Lizzy Ostro.

Nick Goffi (guitar/vocals, Dan Fisher (bass/vocals) & Joe Riches (drums) have a killer sound with an influence from bands such as The White Stripes and The Black Keys.

 

“We tracked 4 songs for their upcoming EP and everything sounded GREAT! I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!” says engineer Lizzy Ostro.

 

Visit The Local Weather Facebook Page and The Local Weather Website for more info on the band.

The Local Weather & engineer Lizzy Ostro

The Local Weather & engineer Lizzy Ostro

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FullOnDrums.com ep5 – Ultimate Rhythm Studio

FullOnDrums.com ep5 – Ultimate Rhythm Studio

A new installment of FullOnDrums.com is now live. In this episode Charlie gives you a glimpse of how he works at Ultimate Rhythm Studio. Get ready to learn how to do it all by yourself!

 

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
Visit the FullOnDrums Facebook Page
Visit FullOnDrums Twitter page

FullOnDrums.com ep5 – Ultimate Rhythm Studio

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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
Visit the FullOnDrums Facebook Page
Visit FullOnDrums Twitter page

FullOnDrums.com ep4 – MXL Microphones & Gretsch Drums

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