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I don't have experience with EZdrummer but I've heard a lot of tracks that use it. Pretty much, all the drums that use it sound pretty much the same, BUT they all sound pretty good so its OK.



Yeah, listen to every DoD track ever.

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So I got EZdrummer in the mail yesterday and to say the least. It's great for what it is. My drum software sucked so I needed some bad. I just added drums to a Nightmare on Elm Street track I'm working on and no I didn't use their preset grooves. Felt to much like cheating.
It's actually pretty great sounding if you know what you're doing. I give it a B+. :-D

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Just got a Peavey PV6 mixer and some Studiophile AV-30 monitors. They're my birthday presents from my mom, dad, and brother, so I won't be able to use them till the 17th (my birthday), but I'm excited to be able to do fun stuff.

I really want to try using sources of input, so like sm57 up close on the amp, condenser like 3-4 feet away, and direct out from the amp. Should color the tone of the guitar in an interesting way.


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Just got a Peavey PV6 mixer and some Studiophile AV-30 monitors. They're my birthday presents from my mom, dad, and brother, so I won't be able to use them till the 17th (my birthday), but I'm excited to be able to do fun stuff.

I really want to try using sources of input, so like sm57 up close on the amp, condenser like 3-4 feet away, and direct out from the amp. Should color the tone of the guitar in an interesting way.


Did you get the peavey pv6 usb?
I've heard mixed reviews about those monitors but I've had no experience with them. :p

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I)arkangel17 wrote:
Just got a Peavey PV6 mixer and some Studiophile AV-30 monitors. They're my birthday presents from my mom, dad, and brother, so I won't be able to use them till the 17th (my birthday), but I'm excited to be able to do fun stuff.

I really want to try using sources of input, so like sm57 up close on the amp, condenser like 3-4 feet away, and direct out from the amp. Should color the tone of the guitar in an interesting way.

Awesome!

Just watch out for phasing issues, 3:1 rule and s**t. For fun you should put on some headphones, listen to both mics at the same time while moving the condenser around to listen for phasing fun. It's a helpful exercise

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So I'm looking for some equipment to record drums with. Like a mixer or interface and I want to have separate tracks on my computer for each mic.
Does anybody have any suggestions or helpful tips?
I'm looking at these two right now:
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... sku=485375
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... duct_sim_A

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At a quick glance, neither of those are going to do what you want - separate the individual tracks onto your computer. The usb seems to be stereo in/out which means two mixed channels into your computer. It looks like there are separate track out, but you'd still need an interface to get them into your computer. This is what I use: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... sku=242036. My friend James has one of these: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... sku=502784

I have firewire, so I use that. James doesn't, or doesn't trust it, so he uses the tascam with usb. I don't use a mixer in between, I just plug the mics straight into the firepod.

If there's something I overlooked, then sorry.

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At a quick glance, neither of those are going to do what you want - separate the individual tracks onto your computer. The usb seems to be stereo in/out which means two mixed channels into your computer. It looks like there are separate track out, but you'd still need an interface to get them into your computer. This is what I use: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... sku=242036. .

I was actually really wanting to get one of those since I have a mac and can use firewire. But I heard that the firepods begin to mess up after a few months and they were really touchy. Other than that it looks perfect for what I want, I'm just cautious about some of the reviews I've read.

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I would give you a glowing recommendation, but I'd likely jinx myself and everything would go to s**t.

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I would give you a glowing recommendation, but I'd likely jinx myself and everything would go to s**t.

Thanks for the help Chunk! Much appreciated! :-D

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I would give you a glowing recommendation, but I'd likely jinx myself and everything would go to s**t.

Ok, so I've been looking at more products like the presonus and found this:
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... sku=583659
It got excellent reviews as well. But it is also an extra $100..

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The only problem is that it's analog, so you still need a AD converter to get the tracks into your computer. I don't know how many mic's are typically used with a drum kit, but i'm sure you could get away with an 8-input interface.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lexicon-IONIX-U82S-USB-2.0-AudioMIDI-Interface?sku=501576


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I)arkangel17 wrote:
The only problem is that it's analog, so you still need a AD converter to get the tracks into your computer. I don't know how many mic's are typically used with a drum kit, but i'm sure you could get away with an 8-input interface.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lexicon-IONIX-U82S-USB-2.0-AudioMIDI-Interface?sku=501576

Totally missed that! :wah: That firewire interface though does look tempting. One thing the focusrite doesn't have is a midi input either. Looks it went from being a focusrite to a focuswrong! :shot:
As for the lexicon. I read that it works great for pc but not so well on macs. But most of the time that's because of the user...
Do you have any experience with it?

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I haven't personally used it, but I had a lot of hardware problems with a Lexicon Omega, but I've heard from a friend who has this one that it's much better. Also I guess presonus does some good stuff. Are you Mac or PC?


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I)arkangel17 wrote:
I haven't personally used it, but I had a lot of hardware problems with a Lexicon Omega, but I've heard from a friend who has this one that it's much better. Also I guess presonus does some good stuff. Are you Mac or PC?

I'm mainly using a mac laptop.

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In case any of you were wondering what a music studio should look like, I'll show you mine, currently...



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Really small computer monitors?


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Really small computer monitors?



I think you're misjudging the size based on how small you think those quantities of alcohol are. My monitors are 19". The speaker on the side is 8". The bottles of whiskey are about half a gallon each.

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It's all about the FF walkthrough.

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Only if you mean it walks my hands through the piano key game.

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I've been looking around at some digital audio amps. I've got my eye on the PreSonus Firestudio. It's an 8-channel board with midi input and output for a full 5.1 setup. More there ---> http://www.presonus.com/products/Detail ... roductId=5

I'm borrowing my friend's Firebox and I've really liked it. It's easy to operate. My friend had a Motu 8pre that I had a chance to use. I'm thinking of that and then getting a full mic set for my drums.

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I've got a Firepod, which is similar. I love it. It has midi in/out, but I don't use midi, I just have 7 drum mics and a line out from my bass amp going at once.

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I can get a pretty sweet deal from my place of employment. Probably get some drum mics a bit later on.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/kva3fb

I recorded the drums with two mics. I used an Apex 180 overhead and a 435 in front of the drums about 2 feet from the kick drum. And yes, it's the Ben Harper version of the song that was without drums. Sounded sweet with two channels. Close mics will fill out the sound even more.

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I was hoping to get a firepod by christmas buuut....yeah school tuition and all happened. :(
So I just ordered(like literally an hour ago) a line 6 ux1. I'm hoping the sound is every bit as good as people say it is.

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I decided to take my focus off of recording for 2011, and instead focus on getting my skills up to snuff. Also, I just got a drum kit, so I'm gonna be learning how to play too!


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So I got some new recording goodies over the holidays. I did get the line 6 ux1 and I got a Shure sm57 mic. Tried out the amp models on the pod farm and wasn't to impressed with their distortion. I got some good lead tones but any power chords or palm muting I do sounds muddy and too distorted. Overall though I'm happy with it!

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protip: tubescreamer pedal model

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Noted! Alot of the tones sound much better than my 15 watt spider 3.

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