How to Record Heavy Drums II: The Five Zones

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Tired of your drums sounding weak? Tired of having to rely on the exact same sample sets that EVERYONE ELSE is using? Maybe you want your band to sound unique? Here's a new series on recording drums for metal.

This series is made in partnership with Sweetwater.
Gear used in this Series: (affiliate links. click & help the show)
Pearl Masters Maple Gum:
Pearl Free Floater Maple/Mahogany:
Lauten LS208:
Lauten LA220:
Lauten LA120:
Audix D6:
Focusrite Red 16 Line:
Neve 1073 OPX:

0:00 Buckle your seatbelts
0:25 Meet Cam Fleury
1:23 Why is this so difficult?
2:38 Augmentation in moderation
3:20 Owned by Paul Lani
4:02 Don't be Peter Criss
4:41 the Inspirational players
5:29 what to expect
6:01 At the desk
7:11 No processing
8:27 Room Sample Blend (gasp!)
9:38 Soloed Close Mics
14:11 Room Mics
15:06 What I'm planning
15:41 Where to start
16:50 the House Kit
18:26 Bring something awesome
19:09 Enter Pearl Drums!
19:47 the REALLY important gear
20:28 Arguing with drummers
21:00 Don't get discouraged!

Reaper skin is "Fusion Beta"



About Spectre Sound Studios:
I'm Glenn Fricker, engineer here at Spectre Sound Studios. I love making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, I want to pass on what I've learned. On my channel you can find tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. There's reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, and plugin effects.
We've covered Moon on the Water, played Bias FX, given you the absolute best in Stupid Musician Texts, ranted & raved about bass guitar, and this channel is where The Eagle has Landed.
Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found right here on this channel!

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