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Drum tracks ASAP
« on: December 25, 2009, 02:13:36 pm »

Hello everyone! This is my first post so I'll just be frank and not attempt to sound non-noobish. I'm looking to start recording drum tracks on a entry but educational level. Just get my foot in the door. I'm looking for:

- An Interface with 4+ channel simultaneous recording. (snare, kick, 2 overheads?).

- Versatility among DAWS

- The mics

-the preamps

-anything else I need besides the room treatment. I know it's important but I'll work with what I have until I really know wtf I'm doing. (My space is about 10'X 22' with a gable roof (triangle)

As usual I do not have a lot of money.
I've looked at the M-Audio's Fast Track Ultra. Is this a good choice for me? Do the 4 preamps it comes with work for my situation? If this is the right thing, what else do I need to get started on a bare-bones level?

If I missed anything would love to be filled in. Thanks so much fellas.



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Re: Drum tracks ASAP
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 06:23:47 pm »

The M-Audio Fast Track Ultra should be fine.  As for mics, here's a bare bones list that will do a decent job:

Kick: Audio Technica ATM25 or Pro25 - about $100 used on ebay.

Snare: Shure SM57 - about $50 used on ebay.

Overheads: Naiant X-T/D - about $60 each new.

That should get you in the ballpark.
Harvey "Is that the right note?" Gerst
Indian Trail Recording Studio


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Re: Drum tracks ASAP
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 05:01:07 pm »

good advice.

But I'd ditch the 57 and get one more X-T/D (with an inline -18dB pad) or one more AT25.

either way you'll be much better off

William Wittman
(Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx, The Outfield, Hooters...)

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Re: Drum tracks ASAP
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 01:08:05 am »

I think you are wise to pay heed to room treatment and acoustics. A lot of people treat such things as secondary to gear.

Here's a site about studio design that may help with acoustics, if you haven't already been there--


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