I think there's more reverb and compression on the SMDrums, they're very dry and the sample lengths are very short so it takes more to get that live energy out of them, also there's no real room mic so I had to add a couple subtle reverbs. I don't use SD3, I just tested it out for that one track, they recorded it in what sounds like a giant room so even the overheads have a lot of natural reverb in them.
The home recording thread
Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:38 PM
Someone should make a couple of short MIDI drum loops and we can pass them around to everyone, who can then bounce out some 2-track files of what each unmixed drum VSTi sounds like. One for each kit possibly.
Hell, we could do the same thing for amp modeling software.
Posted 10 November 2018 - 02:24 PM
let's do it in GM mapping then so we can follow a standard
Kick - C1
Snare - D1
Hihat Closed - F#1
Hihat Pedal - G#1
Hihat Open - A#1
Crash Cymbal - C#1
Mixing rules are needed also, no compression or EQ, room mics -10dB from where the close mics are, overheads -4dB. Any objections? Also maybe if someone wants to present a mixed version to showcase the possibilities a sample has, that's fine as long as the dry version is there.
I'll get a MIDI together later, we should probably have more than one anyway.
Posted 10 November 2018 - 02:38 PM
And we're attempting to remove as many effects as possible? IE, if your plugin has reverb by default, you disable it?
And we should have some sort of system for easy listening. Like upload them all to one spot, so we can download all the files in one go.
Posted 10 November 2018 - 06:51 PM
The only problem with doing GM is hi-hats, since almost all VSTi's for drums have multiple key mappings for different hi-hat timbres. It's not a huge problem but something to consider.
Also, do we want to set a general volume limit for our bounces? Maybe aim for -6dB overall so we don't have a loudness war.
Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:58 AM
Also if anyone wants to use this Dropbox page as their dumping ground, they can. Just shoot me your e-mailz
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