A Drummer, A Stroke and MTS

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Saz
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A Drummer, A Stroke and MTS

Post by Saz » Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:34 pm

I just finished a cool project with a nice backstory, I thought some here might enjoy. A drummer I met online over ten years ago - Ray Frigon, had a stroke on January 2021. That event alone, if not life-threatening is usually life-altering, big time. Through the grace of God, Ray has made a remarkable recovery. Even to the point of being able to record 3 albums of drum solos!

Ray reached out and asked if I could mix and master the recordings and after about 2 months, we put a bow on the project last week and he uploaded the results to YouTube. The albums themselves are an esoteric thing, but the recording and software parts might have a broader interest here.

The DIY drums - yep, that's right, a homemade set - were recorded in a small bedroom, with typical paddings and a 3 mic setup into a ZOOM H8 recorder. 2 Earthworks TC30's, separated by a homemade Jecklin disk were used for overheads and a Sennheiser e902 for the kick.

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Even though the original tracks weren't recorded with MultitrackStudio, as usual, MTS made the mixing and mastering tasks so nice. No hiccups in processing 42 "songs" (150 tracks). I did use T-Racks and Izotope plugins inside MTS for specific processing. e.g. - I like the Transient section of Izotope's Neutron for its ability to control room sound. I used it to remove most of Ray's bedroom sound and replaced it with a cool Room from T-Rack's Sunset Sound Studio. MTS templates made doing that 42 times a breeze.

Check out the results - with YouTube's typical audio mutilations. :)

Concepts for Solo Drum Set - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3xJBN4vu2w

Concepts for Solo Drum Set 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMizccWvRvk

Concepts for Solo Drum Set 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fAC__-8oQ

If you're into drums, check out Ray's site. He has a ton of info on drums - commercial and DIY. Drums in his Heart - https://drumsinhisheart.weebly.com

PS - Just heard from Ray as I was about to post this. He's working on the concepts of a 4th album. It will consist of a little bit of everything percussive - from trash cans to the kitchen sink. Should be fun.

MisplacedDevelopment
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Re: A Drummer, A Stroke and MTS

Post by MisplacedDevelopment » Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:28 am

Very cool, and that drumkit…wow!

Saz
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Re: A Drummer, A Stroke and MTS

Post by Saz » Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:01 pm

Thanks!

Yeah, Ray is into drums.

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Check out his site for more...

https://drumsinhisheart.weebly.com/pics.html

https://drumsinhisheart.weebly.com/diy.html

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