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Tard dans la foret

By djippy on May 3, 2020 2:36 am

Wanted to play acoustic drums this week, so I DID. However, I could not play for a long time, maybe a big 35 secs before my girlfriend was really annoyed and my little one (3 years old) didn't want me to play... you can hear that on the track. So I did loop that as a base for this track.

I tried a 3 mics setup at home, was playing not very loud, but am I happy about how "punchy" drums are.

I am really not into synths, but tried to start with an arpeggio patch that was fun, then back to my usual stuff, so overdriven guitars...

The drum is looped, and there is a beat that is added/removed here and there. It is very messy, but I kind of like it. Loads of reverb everywhere this week. Have a "post rock" vibe.

Sorry guys, no cowbell this week. Maybe next week (Or maybe not)

Rock!

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May 4, 2020 8:29 am

overall a very good sounding recording. I like the way you are singing in here. I remember how frustrating it was to play and learn the drums at home. Either the neighbours come up or my family went crazy. I gave it up.
This song is a nice document of the situation you are dealing with. nice.

May 4, 2020 2:15 pm

Lmao that drum recording is hilarious. You got a great sound out of them, it sounds really big and stereo. Shame about the cowbell!

May 4, 2020 6:32 pm

Haha love the kid on track! I'll be listening for the cowbell! You do have a way of making your acoustic kit sound HUGE.

May 4, 2020 7:37 pm

Dude yes the kid in the background is perfect.  I like when the synth drops out and you transition to guitar.  Very cool track, nice work.

May 4, 2020 7:56 pm

Ha ha! Sounds like my house! That snare is super fat. Big ominous feel to the track. Love the second half when the the guitars come roaring in!  Tons of atmosphere!

May 4, 2020 8:20 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

overall a very good sounding recording. I like the way you are singing in here. I remember how frustrating it was to play and learn the drums at home. Either the neighbours come up or my family went crazy. I gave it up.
This song is a nice document of the situation you are dealing with. nice.

Indeed, if I want to not be disturbed when recording drum, I need to use the electronic drums when kids are sleeping. Next big spending might be on soundproofing the garage, but this is a way too big project for now... Too much time, planning and money involved.

hieme wrote:

Lmao that drum recording is hilarious. You got a great sound out of them, it sounds really big and stereo. Shame about the cowbell!

Thanks for the drums comment, much appreciated. I do not have a "real" cowbell at home, only at the rehearsal studio! I'll use samples so I can do a little something. smile .


Saucey-dough wrote:

Haha love the kid on track! I'll be listening for the cowbell! You do have a way of making your acoustic kit sound HUGE.

Kid on the track adds ambiances, I embraced it... I added saturation and reverb on drums so it pops out.

coreytrev0r wrote:

Dude yes the kid in the background is perfect.  I like when the synth drops out and you transition to guitar.  Very cool track, nice work.

Drums and overdriven guitars is a go to for me. smile (if easy to play, even better.) Tried the bass guitar on my little guitar tube amp on this track as well, it did suck most of the low end, but it adds a fun fuzzy layer...


NWSPR wrote:

Ha ha! Sounds like my house! That snare is super fat. Big ominous feel to the track. Love the second half when the the guitars come roaring in!  Tons of atmosphere!

Thanks man, yes, the kid and noises adds loads of athmosphere. Track was built fairly quickly, but it is allright. I find some of it interesting. smile


Rock!

May 4, 2020 8:36 pm

Yeah, the perils of home recording.  I've annoyed my girlfriend on multiple occasions by singing too loud while she's trying to take a nap or something.  I can only imagine with drums.  But way to make the best out of the 35 seconds that you got.  The drums really do sound great. 

May 4, 2020 10:25 pm

Sounds great! I like the vocal style

May 5, 2020 4:50 am

I love how messy this track is, feels very alive.

May 7, 2020 4:29 am

Is that also you singing?

May 7, 2020 4:30 am
coreytrev0r wrote:

Dude yes the kid in the background is perfect.  I like when the synth drops out and you transition to guitar.  Very cool track, nice work.

Agreed smile

May 7, 2020 3:05 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Yeah, the perils of home recording.  I've annoyed my girlfriend on multiple occasions by singing too loud while she's trying to take a nap or something.  I can only imagine with drums.  But way to make the best out of the 35 seconds that you got.  The drums really do sound great.

Thanks! Yes, the practical way to do it is to do "silent" recording (DI guits/bass with simulated cabs/electronic drums), vocals are not that bad since I don't sing loud. It does decent results but damn this is fun to move air, play loud as well.


fetalface wrote:

Sounds great! I like the vocal style


Modulated Drummer wrote:

Is that also you singing?


Yes, I do everything on this one. I did some collaboration with Bertrude members since the beginning of this Weekly Beats, but most of the tracks are all from me.


Have an excellent end of week all. (I didn't start to work on next songs, need to do a session this evening.)

May 7, 2020 10:14 pm
djippy wrote:

a big 35 secs before my girlfriend was really annoyed and my little one (3 years old) didn't want me to play

HA HA HA - sounds about right!  Good for you for playing drums in spite of the logistical issues!  That's one of the hardest things about playing drums - not even playing, but getting the space and the privacy!

Tell your kid and gf that I told them to go for a 45 minute walk when you play drums next!  and I MEAN BUSINESS!

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