+1.Originally posted by lookslikemeband
Hey saros141... What a cool site! Thanks for the link!
For fun, I took Chuck Treece (he's a well known session drummer in Philadelphia) to a normal industrial stair well in an insurance company I used to work for. I put him at the bottom and set up a couple of AKG414's in an ORTF pattern up about 15'. The whole thing was concrete and steel. We got about 1 minute of DAT when a security guard came in and shut us down. Anyway, he had a headphone foldback and he hit his snare one time and went nuts. Of course, he started in with Levee because we almost totallly nailed the ambiance though his kit was set up for funk with really tight tunings. Anyway, it's not really a hard sound to get on the recording side. 414's will pick up a pin dropping so if the kick has any tone at all the the drummer plays the kit evenly, it sounds great. Plus it stages and images really cool too because of the simple miking strategy. Later, he called me and was just listening to some stuff and that cue came on and he bolted awake. I think he even called me to rant about how cool it was. Ah, those were some good times we had.Originally posted by saros141
"PAGE: Besides being one of the best drummers I've ever heard, he was also one of the loudest. He was the reason we had to start buying bigger amps. When we recorded "Levee Breaks," we just used a pair of stereo mics in a hallway at Headley Grange. We could've used a separate microphone to mic the bass drum but we didn't need to--his kick sound was that powerful."