Mix With The Masters – Tracking Drums #2 – Tchad Blake (TUTORIAL)

By | July 25, 2021


Year of issue: 2021
Manufacturer: Mix With The Masters
Manufacturer’s website: Link
Author: Tchad Blake
Duration: 1h 52min
Distribution Type: Video Tutorial
English language

Description: Welcome to Studios La Fabrique for an extensive series of articles on extraordinary drumming with Chad Blake! This 2-hour workshop features a bold creative engineer who shares his approach to effective tracking and bold signal processing. Blake demonstrates the sonic versatility of his simple setup, then embarks on a journey of mechanical filtering, unconventional processing, and the addition of closed soundscapes. Chad explains his workflow, offers alternative microphones and equipment, and shares his vast knowledge gained from a brilliant career. It covers a variety of topics, including drum kit and room settings, mic selection, preamps, parallel processing, and more!

Content :
1.Room size, listener perspective, drum dimensions, heads, cymbals, preparation
2. Mic choice & placement, alternate options, modifications, “bone” mic processing
3. Console setup, Pro Tools levels, signal flow, outboard gear, mic preamps, gain structure
4. Drum sound, EQ, phase, mic bleed, adjustments, parallel compression, distortion, effects
5. Signal treatment & blending, alternate compression & saturation tools, recording ambience
6. Mechanical filters, experimentation, EQ, positioning, panning, dry vs. processed kit
7. Binaural street recording, triggering with gates, parameter tweaking, soundscapes
There are subtitles in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Sample files: not provided
Video format: MP4
Video: AVC, 1920×1080, 16: 9, 30 fps, 2000 kb / s
Audio: AAC, 48 kHz, 128 kb / s, 2 channels

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