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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

There is a secret to getting great drum sounds that surpasses almost anything else. It’s more important than having good mics, killer drums, or even an amazing room. What I’m about to tell you might shock you…..but it’s a secret that will always set you up for great drum recordings. Are you ready?

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Charlie Plays on New Ryan Higa Parody

Charlie Plays on New Ryan Higa Parody

YouTube sensation Ryan Higa has released another comedy hit titled “GTFO My Room” and commissioned Charlie to play on the track. The song is a parody of all things EMO, was co-written and produced by Andy Lange, and shot straight to the top of the iTunes Comedy chart.

During tracking the gang took some time to film an episode of FullOnDrums to document the drum recording process. Andy Lange (more video from Andy soon!) joins Charlie at Ultimate Rhythm Studios for filming of the episode and gives some details about the song. Enjoy!

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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 EP Released!

Statues of Cats EP Released!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

Rock Band Statues of Cats Release Debut EP!

Los Angeles, California – October 8, 2013 – Rock band Statues of Cats have just released their debut EP, “Memorabilia”, on 80/20 Records. The band recorded and mixed the EP at Ultimate Rhythm Studios in Los Angeles with engineer Charlie Waymire. The mastering was done by Ernesto Homeyer at Ultimate Rhythm Studios. With a vibe similar to Kings of Leon and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Statues of Cats give you a mix of rock, funk, good grooves, and fantastic vocals! “Memorabilia” is sure to earn its place in just about anyone’s collection.

Statues of Cats recording at Ultimate Rhythm Studios

Statues of Cats recording their debut EP!

Statues of Cats consists of David Hauge (vocals/guitars), Jonney Machtig (guitars/vocals), Dan Rojas (bass/vocals), and Anthony Salazar (drums/vocals). The approach for this 5 song EP was much different than the typical recording process in this day and age. Where as a lot of music made now is piece mailed together, SOC and engineer Charlie Waymire wanted “Memorabilia” to be done organically with as much “feel” as possible. “We had everyone in the room playing together, live. We even kept the scratch vocal on one of the songs because David sang his heart out on that take. What you hear on this EP is 4 guys having fun and playing music together. The energy is contagious” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

Statues of Cats is not your run of the mill rock band. They aren’t afraid to play a heavy rock riff on one song and then follow it up with a funk tune. The band was featured on an episode of FullOnDrums.com during tracking and gave a live performance of “Valley of the Sun”. They are currently working on tour dates for the fall.

 

“Memorabilia” is available on iTunes!

 

Ultimate Rhythm Studios is a one stop shop production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record. Ultimate Rhythm Studios’ team will assist the artists through the entire creative process including recording, mixing, mastering, and video production. Our ultimate goal is to help bands and artists build a strong brand for a lasting career.

 

Press Contacts:
Contact Statues of Cats at:
band@statuesofcats.com
www.StatuesofCats.com.

Contact Ultimate Rhythm Studios:
Charlie Waymire
cw@ultimaterhythmstudio.com
(818) 308-4553

Statues of Cats on FullOnDrums.com

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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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The Paiste Cymbals Crew Invades The Studio!

The Paiste Cymbals Crew Invades The Studio!

New Paiste Video Shot By The FullOnDrums Crew In The Works

Paiste Cymbals has a roster full of some of the best drummers in the world and this week 4 of them were tracking and shooting video for a new product line soon to be released.

The video features the legendary JR Robinson (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Chaka Khan), Dean Butterworth (Good Charlotte, Ben Harper), Jason Sutter (Marilyn Manson, Chris Cornell), and Franklin Vanderbilt (Lenny Kravitz, Chaka Khan).

Keep your eyes on Paiste.com for an official update in the next couple of weeks!

Charlie Waymire, Dean Butterworth, JR Robinson, Jason Sutter, Kelly Paiste, Franklin Vanderbilt and Scott Francisco

Charlie Waymire, Dean Butterworth, JR Robinson, Jason Sutter, Kelly Paiste, Franklin Vanderbilt and Scott Francisco

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FullOnDrums.com’s First Episode of 2013!

FullOnDrums.com’s First Episode of 2013!

Gretsch + MXL + Massenburg = Cool Tones!

After a 3 month hiatus to build the new Ultimate Rhythm Studios, FullOnDrums.com is back in action with our first episode of 2013!

Episode 21, “Gretsch Brooklyn + $400”, starts out with a quick review of last year before showcasing a beautiful Gretsch Brooklyn kit (supplied by the Sam Ash Hollywood Drum Shop) captured by 3 MXL microphones. The overhead setup is based on a George Massenburg configuration that is absolutely awesome at picking up the entire kit!

Episode 21 details, including photos of the setup, can be found at FullOnDrums.com.

You can watch the episode below or visit the FullOnDrums.com YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe!

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FullOnDrums.com Tackles Your Room Sound!

FullOnDrums.com Tackles Your Room Sound!

Get Big Rooms Sounds In A Not So Big Room!

Room mics can really add a great depth to your drum tracks…if they’re recorded correctly. Unfortunately most of us don’t have a million dollar room. Never fear FullOnDrums.com is here! To help you get great room tones that is.

In this two part series Charlie & Scott show you how to get a lot more size out of your not so big room. From different micing techniques to mix tricks all you’ll need get great room tones are in these two episodes. Try these techniques out and let us know how they’ve helped your drum recordings!

For more specific information visit the FullOnDrums.com website or click on the links below.

Episode 12 – Room Mics pt1
Episode 13 – Room Mics pt2


Room Mics Part 1:


Room Mics Part 2:

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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!

 

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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!

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FullOnDrums.com ep5 – Ultimate Rhythm Studio

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