We all know that the key to a great song are great recordings to start with. Because even with the most advanced mixing skills, there is only so much you can do to make mediocre recordings sound as impactful and specious as you’d like.
Have you ever watched tutorials on professional engineers mixing drums? IT’S UNFAIR! Their raw drum recordings sound as good from the beginning as yours sound after applying 3 hours of your finest mixing magic.
However, capturing powerful drum recordings in a small home studio environment presents quite a challenge for engineers and bands who are tracking in their rehearsal rooms:
In addition to the usual challenges of selecting the right kit, proper tuning, various miking options and capturing a great performance, you’re dealing with with unpleasant room resonances, limited equipment and a lifeless room sound at the same time.
Is capturing big drum sounds in your home studio an impossible endeavor?
– Absolutely not! That’s why we’ve created this tutorial.
In this course, you’ll learn the ropes of home studio drum recording from one of L.A.’s most in-demand touring and session drummers:
Blair Sinta has been recording and touring with world-class acts such as Alanis Morissette, James Blunt, Josh Groban, and Melissa Etheridge for the last two decades. An in-demand session drummer, Blair regularly records at L.A.’s finest studios alongside the best producers and engineers in the world.
He works at the highest level of drum recording every day. But that’s only half the story:
Blair has successfully run his own home studio for 15 years, knows how to overcome the obstacles of recording in a small space and will teach you how to turn out incredible results.
In this tutorial you’ll learn his complete process of getting amazing drum sounds in your home studio: From drum selection, tuning, miking techniques, to finding the right parts and using different playing techniques to craft a drum sound that fits the song.
Like a personal home studio internship, you’ll learn home studio drum recording from one of the best in the business – without tedious floor scrubbing and pouring coffee.