#1
When you're using a drum machine or instead of a real drum player, how do you go about getting the 'overheads' sound?

Thx in advance
#2
Are you talking Room sound, drum bleed or overhead cymbal sound? Either way, most drum machine programs do a good job of that out of the box (As long as its not EZDrummer). A lot of getting that sound is going to come from mixing and it really depends on the sound you're looking for. Probably a clip of what sound you're looking for would help a ton
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#3
Well if you've got simulated close mics on the cymbals then what I would do is start by creating a buss, sending the cymbals appropriately panned to where they should be, then send all your other drum bits in at reduced volumes (-10dB is a good place to start IMO, then adjust).
#4
Quote by chatterbox272
Well if you've got simulated close mics on the cymbals then what I would do is start by creating a buss, sending the cymbals appropriately panned to where they should be, then send all your other drum bits in at reduced volumes (-10dB is a good place to start IMO, then adjust).


Thx, will have to try this.
#5
^ make sure you also send the other drums panned appropriately as well. kick and snare in the center of course. if it were me, I would do a full send of the cymbals (so you don't get them in their own tracks) but a split send of the rest of the drums (so they do get their own tracks). this would give a more overhead feel, as opposed to just doubling the cymbals. but that's just what I would do.