A huge drum sound - how is that done?
I wasn't planning on writing a Audio Masterclass Daily today. But you know what? Something came up and I just can't resist. It's just a quickie...
Take a listen to this. It's a short clip of acoustic drums,...
It's a pretty huge sound, isn't it? But there is NO processing other than a 12 dB boost at 11.5 kHz and above.
So here's a question for you...
How was it recorded?
Send in your answers to me by Tuesday evening and I will tell all in the Audio Masterclass Daily later next week.
I find it a great exercise to really listen to a track and try and hear everything there is to know about it, recording-wise. If you like, you can make other technical comments on the sound. Just tell me what you hear.
And another challenge... Can you turn it from merely huge to positively earth-shattering? Fire up your plug-ins and see what you can do. Send the results to me by e-mail and I'll publish the best ones next week (with full credit for you of course).
The clip above is titled Drums-0701, by David Mellor, and the composition, performance and recording are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.You are free:
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Submissions for this feature have now closed and the results are available at www.audiomasterclass.com/learn.cfm?a=3759. Thank you to all who took part.