#1
is it me or do alot metalcore bands tunes their drums down?

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#2
Um I don't know much about drums but it wouldn't surprise me. I think I was reading an article of an interview with the producer of Shadow's Fall's latest album or something... Imean I hate shadow's fall but the producer I think new what he was talking about... Anyway, he said something about how the mix sounds really ****ty with the drums sometimes because bands in the metalcore scene like to downtune their guitars. So it would probably make sense that some drummers tune their drums down.

I don't notice this downtune of drums that you do, but it would make sense if they did. Although I'm really not sure since I don't know a thing about drums.
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#4
There is a drum tuning (as in notes) Terry Bozzio (sp?) Has an enormous drum set and he has several toms of the same size tuned to different notes. And I would say yes, a lot of them tune their drums down, especially their bass drums.
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#5
I dont think its a matter of drum tuning or drum size...because drums arent like guitars where you tune it from an E to a D and whatnot. But larger drums will be "deeper" sounding so that would in turn be the same effect as having down-tuned strings
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#6
no....no....no.....drums have a primary frequency which primarily makes up how the drum will sound....a looser head will be a lower frequency and a muddier, deeper sound....when bands do this the lower frequencies of the drum heads interfere with other aspects of the music (bass primarily) and muddy up the sound....this is also why most drop C, standard C, recordings, etc, sound a little grungier and hard to analyze
#7
For my friends old band I guess they were looking at his drums and it had a factory thing that said it should be tuned to certain notes, so one night while recording there cd they tuned it to those notes.
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For my friends old band I guess they were looking at his drums and it had a factory thing that said it should be tuned to certain notes, so one night while recording there cd they tuned it to those notes.


mhmm....i forget the relations between most of the drums but i know each successive tom is supposed to be a minor third apart....that is the top heads....after that tune the bottom heads lower than top for a rock sound and higher than top for a jazzy sound
#9
I asked someone If there was a standard tuning and this was their reply
Depending on the style of music, the tuning tends to be different. For example, for funk, you want a lower and deeper snare and toms, whereas for punk, you want a very crisp, high snare with higher toms. Also, the interval between adjacent toms is often a minor 3rd.