For tracking drums we brought in the drummer from my band. He has future aspirations of being a studio drummer so he had a lot of fun! His kit is a signature pearl kit from the drummer from Slipknot. Since that kit has a more metal direction I replaced the snare with my brothers Chad Smith (Red hot Chile Peppers) Pearl snare. It had a much better sound for the kind or snare I wanted. Mike (The drummer) had a broken crash so we stopped by a music store that morning and bought a standard Sabian rock crash. His other brighter “Big” crash is also an older more used Sabian. When we began to sound check hi hats we were catching a high pitch ringing noise so Sasha let us use his awesome hi hats! Again his help was great! Ass for the kick, I was not very pleased with the sound, after some compression and EQ I am going to see what I can do with it, but I may have to sound replace it. We’ll see. I am very excited to begin editing and then to come back and do vocals.
I did have one issue when checking the overheads. The right OH would come through so I did all the basics. Checked everything, replaced the cable but I just moved everything to a different channel and pre channel and it worked! So problem solved.
The talk back and headphones went great and worked exactly as planned!
For microphones I used SM-57 for snare, Audix D6 for kick, Audix overheads (condensers) the name escapes me right now. Audix d4 for the floor tom and the little silver mic for hit hats. the name is also escaping me. I used a Mono room mic as well using the audix i5 for that.