Recording a Rock Band

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Freddy G, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. babatube

    babatube Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,620
    Likes Received:
    4,301
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    1 person likes this.
  2. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    9,410
    Likes Received:
    17,666
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    I discussed this with the band before the session. The guys were happy with headphones so that's what we went with. The amps were isolated just to keep options open and to keep the drum recording clean. For example we have already overdubbed a new guitar solo on one of the tracks and that would not have been possible had the amp or a monitor been in the same room bleeding into the dum mics.

    Thanks!
     
    2 people like this.
  3. tampa898

    tampa898 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    842
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Good stuff Freddy! That stuff is sounding really good...

    We are almost finished laying our drum tracks around here, I think we have 2 more to go. Then we are going to finish the guitar work and hit the vocals. It's a slow process.
     
    2 people like this.
  4. steelehead

    steelehead Senior Member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    for me and my band we ended up recording w/ an electric drum set first w/ us- which worked well- then our drummer went into the studio and re recorderded- my room mate bought an alesis adat in college and i scored a mackie 1604- and i actually still have the adat- cool i loved and hated doing mic placement for ambient- but when you got your sound- it was the best

    keep up the great work
     
    2 people like this.
  5. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,839
    Likes Received:
    1,764
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Sick guitar sounds Freddy! I'm loving this so far!
     
    2 people like this.
  6. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    9,410
    Likes Received:
    17,666
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Thanks decoy!
    I'm going to post a mix on Friday. That'll give me a deadline so that the usual "analysis paralysis" doesn't set in on me:D
     
    2 people like this.
  7. Leendrix

    Leendrix The Cheeky One V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    10,432
    Likes Received:
    10,108
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    It's sounding f'ing amazing man! :dude:
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. Orvillian

    Orvillian Senior Member

    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    152
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Just a curiosty, what are you mixing through monitor wise?
     
  9. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    9,410
    Likes Received:
    17,666
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007

    I do all my editing and rough mixing at home on a pair of Yorkville YSM-1 monitors with subwoofer. But my room lies and so do the monitors, they always screw me over right around 2.5k (the crossover point) and the crossover point to the sub as well.
    Once I have everything edited for content then I'll mix at a studio I work in on a set of Meyer HD-1 monitors. I love them. There are also a pair of Genelecs right beside the Meyers...you can see them in the photo but I don't like them much. Still I will switch to them now and then just to give me another perspective.

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  10. babatube

    babatube Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,620
    Likes Received:
    4,301
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    i don't like the genelecs too!
    they are reference for nothing.


    looking forward to hear the mix:thumb:

    that mixer looks like and updated version of the O2R:hmm:
     
  11. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    9,410
    Likes Received:
    17,666
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    You are correct. That is the OR296. But I'm no fool....I use it only as a controller, never actually passing audio through it.
     
  12. Orvillian

    Orvillian Senior Member

    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    152
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Seems just like yesterday when Genelecs were all the rage, how quickly the tides turn on monitors. I have not had the pleasure of mixing through HD-1's though I heard a pair, set on stun. That sort of ruined the experience for me but I was not driving... I would have liked to have heard them at levels for us mere mortals.
     
  13. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,276
    Likes Received:
    1,873
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    :) :thumb:
     
  14. armycopter

    armycopter Senior Member

    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    270
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    If the vocals sound half as good as the rest of it, I'll need to know where to buy the CD!
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. tampa898

    tampa898 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    842
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Yeah I use a pair of Yorkville YSM 1 's for monitors. They are actually a very nice sounding speaker. But my lie too, the 500 hz - 1.5 khz range. Anything mixed in my tiny control room will sound very muddy when leaves there, but will sound quite nice in the room.

    That's pretty nice control room there Freddy 8 channels of red huh? Nice. I have 8 channels of 428 they work pretty nice. I use them on drums mostly. Can't wait to hear the finished product. Are you going to master it yourself? Or send it out?
     
  16. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    9,410
    Likes Received:
    17,666
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Here's a mix :)
    This track has only two overdubs, the megaphone parts and the guitar solo.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz317EQw7ns]Producing Crutch Part 5 - Wait It Out.mpg - YouTube[/ame]
     
    4 people like this.
  17. lucidspoon

    lucidspoon Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,086
    Likes Received:
    4,758
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    I like it. I like it a lot! :applause:
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. babatube

    babatube Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,620
    Likes Received:
    4,301
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    2 people like this.
  19. Freddy G

    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    9,410
    Likes Received:
    17,666
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Depends on the band's budget. I find it very difficult to master my own work, so I hope they do send it out for a good mastering job.

    Thanks! Probably be a couple of months, we need to do some more recording, new songs, out of the 12 songs we recorded I suspect that maybe 7 are good enough to make it to CD.
     
  20. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,276
    Likes Received:
    1,873
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    the music is not my cup of tea but it sounds phenomenal!!
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page