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Recording Drums? How many mics do you use?





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Artist Name:
Kyle Davids
  Title:
Pico da Neblina
 
Date Posted:
June 2011
 
Genre:
Jazz
Equipment Used:

Propellerhead Reason 3.0, Roland electronic drums.

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Production Notes & Credits:

"Pico de Nablina" is a jazz instrumental. Kyle was the one-man-band on the project, playing everything himself.

Reviewed By: Marty Peters
Rating: 4
Recording: A "drummer by trade" (Tell it, bra'!), Kyle used a set of Roland electronic drums and keyboard/computer generated "instruments" to create this fine recording. We think that Kyle is perhaps a tad modest with his "just a drummer" persona. In addition to being a killer drummer, he is also a cut above when it comes to his composing ,arranging, keyboard and mixing skills.

Rarely have we heard a better sound/performance from an electronic kit, and the additional sound sources are quite "realistic" considering their origin. Our only real complaint is the amount of reverb placed on the drums, which to our ears give them a dated 1980s sound. Other than that, the cat can flat out bring it!

Suggestions: All apologies to the often-maligned Phil Collins, the Uber reverb so common in the drum recordings of the 1980s places a time stamp on the sound. Whether that is good or bad is a personal call, however in the case of "Pico De Nablina" it causes somewhat of a disconnect between the drums and the other sound sources. We would encourage Kyle to dial it back some for a better overall blend.

Summary: Talent as big as the reverb, no lie!

Contact: Kyle Davids, Hav3atps@hotmail.com.
About: Marty Peters

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