#1
Hi everybody, my name's Kyle Parke!

I can home record at a high quality level, if anyone's interested in having some drum tracks done then that's cool.

Just send me an email with your song in MP3 format and a little message about your song, band, whatever and of course the information of the track like tempo, time signature changes (to stop me fishing around your song to find the changes) and anything else that you want me to note.

I'll record the drum track over your song and export the drums mixed down on their own track so you can import it into your software and control all levels with one track. Clever eh!

Send me an email, skillful_kai@hotmail.co.uk

I look forward to helping anyone, cheers!
#2
Examples?

I'll record the drum track over your song and export the drums mixed down on their own track so you can import it into your software and control all levels with one track. Clever eh!


I'd personally hate to get all my drums mixed down to one track. I'd prefer to be able to mix everything as needed instead of one giant cluster**** of drums. Just sayin'
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#4
would you be able to make strait drum tracks for someone to write to ?
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The mix of the actual song is a bit dodgy but I think as far as home recordings go, the drums arn't bad!

I mix it down to one track just for the simplicity of file sharing, if anyone has logic I'd be happy to set up an online cloud to let people use the session itself.

I personally think you should offer people the individual drum tracks, otherwise they may as well use programmed drums mixed well, to their taste. You sound like a great drummer, I'm just less convinced by your recording and mixing skills sadly (not that they're bad, they're just not on a par with some other people on here - though admittedly they probably don't own a kit and play drums on request). For free though, I guess people can't complain, I just think it's better for your rep and for the people asking if you give them the .wav of each drum track, rather than a stereo mixdown.


On a sidenote, the mix you posted is compressed to holy hell lol, did you master/mix the whole thing or was someone else in charge of the limiter? 0:24-0:35 also sounds like Beast & The Harlot by Avenged Sevenfold rather suspiciously, on the guitarist's part
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On a sidenote, the mix you posted is compressed to holy hell lol, did you master/mix the whole thing or was someone else in charge of the limiter? 0:24-0:35 also sounds like Beast & The Harlot by Avenged Sevenfold rather suspiciously, on the guitarist's part



I followed a tutorial on youtube of how to master it a bit, I don't know much about guitar quality so yeah I pretty much compressed the crap out of it!

Also my guitarist is too old to know who Avenged Sevenfold are so I doubt it's a conscious rip off!
#7
Man , love your drum mixing.

Guitar mixing is bad, but who cares, you're an awesome drummer.


Nb: Guitar sound could have easily been fixed if panned left/right. Everything sounds in the center
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#8
if i send you a track but dont know the timing could you just do something that you think sounds good and i can see if it does because i dont how to read music or any theory really could you do that
#9
What kind of kit/cymbals do you have and are you only interested in metal?
I'm preparing to do some acoustic ukulele demos and could do with some brush-style or similar drum parts.

I'm also a drummer, so I can give you an idea of what I'm after in general when I have tracks, but I'm not 100% a dictator.

Still have to get the recordings done, but if you email me a list of your gear (drum and recording) to reubenjohnsonfilm@gmail.com I can get in touch when I've got my stuff on the go.
#10
*cough* bit torrents *cough*

Not saying I've done it, but I know a guy who knows a guy that did, and I hear it didn't cost anything.

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#12
Here's some of my best from a whole lot of loops I've collected for years

Mostly Blues & Rock timings - some Metal too

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6OYRO0MB
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#13
So are you recording yourself actually playing drums? Or just writing MIDI drums and using your own software?

I honestly can't tell... if I had to guess, I'd say you're using a virtual instrument, just from the velocity of the hits on some of the stuff sounding a bit too "robotic" to me, but I could be wrong, especially considering that you can barely hear the drums in that mix.
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#14
Couple of suggestions:
-I agree with the idea that the drum tracks should be sent in individual files. If the client wants the snare drum louder, for instance, it is nice to have that control.
-don't so-called "master" them for the client. Let him/her do that. Once the tracks are compressed, the client is kinda stuck with them, whether the dynamic limiting is right for the song or not.
-Having recorded drummers trying to "follow along" with other tracks, I find it rarely goes well. Unless your name is Kreskin, you can't predict when the band will slow down, lag for a beat, how much they will speed up and how quickly, etc. Editing drums to sync in time with other tracks is a huge pain in the @ss. The best successes are when the other tracks are pre-recorded to a click track. Ask the client for a four-beat (or one bar...) count-in, and a click track throughout the song. Then you can guarantee a tight performance.

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*cough* bit torrents *cough*


Normally, when someone suggests piracy, I just warn them behind the scenes. I'm not giving a warning here because you can't seriously be suggesting looking for a torrent of a drum track that will fit my song.

I'm just not sure what you're getting at at all here.

(... though I do agree with your kiddie porn comment... LOL)

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.