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Dark City

By Plantrain on June 26, 2016 9:25 pm

Drum machines, acoustic piano, some acoustic drums and a synthetic bass.

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June 27, 2016 4:27 am

nice

June 27, 2016 3:10 pm

I like this kind of hovering you created here. The acoustic drums have a nice roomambience. Where did you position your mic and did you use a reverb-effect on the drums?

June 27, 2016 9:50 pm

oh yeah that bass waver is so awesome.  So you're playing piano and drums?  excellent!  i am also interested in more details on your recording!

June 28, 2016 1:32 am

Very chilled out and a little bit jazzy.  The drums sound great as does everything, really. 

June 29, 2016 3:37 pm
george bowles wrote:

nice

Q-Rosh wrote:

I like this kind of hovering you created here. The acoustic drums have a nice roomambience. Where did you position your mic and did you use a reverb-effect on the drums?

orangedrink wrote:

oh yeah that bass waver is so awesome.  So you're playing piano and drums?  excellent!  i am also interested in more details on your recording!

CosmicCairns wrote:

Very chilled out and a little bit jazzy.  The drums sound great as does everything, really.

Thank you so much!

My current mobile recording setup consist of a windows tablet (with keyboard+touchpad) running Cubase Elements and a Zoom H2N, as combined stereo microphone and audio interface. Not the most advanced setup, but it works, and it fits in my bag. (I mix on a different setup, if possible.)

The recording setup influences both the creative process and the practical way I record, as multimike setups are impossible.
This time the acoustic drums were recorded as separate takes for the cymbals and the snare drum. The cymbals were recorded with the mic placed to the left of my head, and the snare was close miked. I added compression ans some reverb with the same basic settings to both tracks, but with more of the dry signal on the cymbals. (The reverb is Kjaerhus classic reverb, it's simple, but I think it works well when I want to place acoustic drums in a mix. The rest of the percussive elements are drum machines.

Since I'm not really a keyboard player I record different elements of the piano part in separate takes. Usually with the stereo microphone placed about in the center of the piano, quite close to the lid. The mic placement is a compromise between what sounds good and what doesn't record too much of the people playing in the neighboring rooms.

June 29, 2016 4:26 pm

Thank you for the details. I'm looking forward to your next recordings.

June 29, 2016 6:13 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

Thank you for the details. I'm looking forward to your next recordings.


Ditto!

July 1, 2016 10:04 am

Beautiful

July 3, 2016 3:56 am

Man, you make me want to get my piano tuned and sorted.  Lovely minimalism as always.

July 3, 2016 9:37 pm

beautiful

July 5, 2016 4:57 pm

Really enjoy your piano melodies.  The recording process sounds fun too smile

July 10, 2016 10:38 pm
m2K7 wrote:

Beautiful

rdomain wrote:

Man, you make me want to get my piano tuned and sorted.  Lovely minimalism as always.

yan_g wrote:

beautiful

Tone Matrix wrote:

Really enjoy your piano melodies.  The recording process sounds fun too smile

Thank you!
(I've been on holiday for the last week so I haven't had the chance to do any listening, will try to catch up on it this week!)

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