Mixing my home drum recording in Presonus Studio One 4

One of the most challenging and intimidating tasks for me is to record me playing drums. One, I have to play the drums well and two, I have to record them by myself. Recording live drums are the most time consuming part of any recorded song. There are often eight (8) microphones, I have to use Universal Control Surface to manage the Presonus Rack Mounted 16 R III interface and Studio One Remote.

I am getting better at recording the drums and handling the setup but I am still practicing my drumming. I typically record a live performance on midi drums in my studio and do my mix. Then at the end of the mix, I go back and record the drums. This gives me plenty of time to learn the song and get the performance locked in. No matter how hard I try, I still have to go back and mix the drums to give them the sound that I want.

With that said, I finished the mix and am in the process of finalizing the release. I have to do the artwork, distribution and create a track video for YouTube. When I do, I will link everything up to this post. Meanwhile, you can check out how I handled the mix and used the my new Andrew Scheps Omni Channel plugin.

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I love creating music for myself and others. My primary focus is on working with great vocalists and musicians to create new and original sounding songs. When I’m not working with other artists, I am creating instrumentals, doing client work and volunteering for Librivox as a reader.

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