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  1. Dadocaster

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    It's 5am, Boyo is snoozing hard, the cats are assisting me with setting up drum mics. Marching band season is over, for the most part, so we have a little time today and Dado is calling in favors after buying a lot of sticks and other supplies. Boyo and I get on each other's nerves working together so I am going to get the kit totally ready while he is still asleep so that we can work when we like without delay.

    I am doing some slightly different stuff with the drum mics and hopefully, we can get a good drum track for another dadoboyo tune. If we are really flying, maybe two.

    FINGERS CROSSED!!
     
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    Sounds great. And because of daylight savings time you get an extra hour! Good luck.
     
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    Thanks. I am re-reading some stuff on drum micing and today, I'm going Hollywood. 5 mics. lolololol
     
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    Have fun!
     
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    Did you know that snare drums are kind of like guitars? Different snare drums tend to work better or worse depending on genre. I think we have four of them. I don't have the right snare drum in here. I have the one that's more open and ringing rather than the one that is mostly just a big WHACK. The other one is in Boyo's room and I would have to get in the closet and root around. So, I can't totally set things up.
     
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    You experiment with an O Ring or a piece of tape. (Unless you already are)
     
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    Yeah, we have done many hours on that kind of thing. The main difference we deal with is the "open" and lively sound of a metal snare that seems to suit jazz and funk more and a wood snare that features a lot of WHACK. MoonGels, good heads, new wires, it's as bad as guitars. We are doing punk today so maybe the WHACK would be the ticket.
     
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    Drum question. I know nothing about drums, so forgive me for how I ask this question.

    A while ago I noticed on one of the the Grateful Dead’s drums (the snare I think) it had what looked to be a piece of tape in the shape of a rectangle. It struck me as odd, not knowing its purpose or what it actually was.

    Any idea?
     
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    fun stuff
     
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    I need to see how you mic the cats.
     
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    Drums will often have overtones and rattles and ringing and the easy fix is to put on some tape to deaden something. You will see duct tape a lot and for more exact control they make little rubber gel things that you can stick where you want them.
     
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    Got it, thanks. I was always curious, should have known, makes perfect sense.
     
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    It's important to isolate your cat from the room. I like to use rubber matting and then just use a hypercardiod dynamic mic.

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    Most things are "should have knowns" once you've asked. They sure are for me. :D

    I have been around percussion and drums a lot but have only had to get into the nuts and bolts for the last few years. There is a learning curve to everything but at this point, my son is more an expert than I. The primitive ways that we use to record them in a little spare bedroom studio come from a lot of messing around, studying and when things don't work I come here and get advice from the smarterer people that hang out here.
     
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    Just wish he did not look so judgemental when I am placing mics.
     
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    I have misplaced a mic.
     
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    Cats like to pretend that they’re helping but really they are just furry micro-managers.
     
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    Yours pretend to help???
     
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    "Cats 'N Drumsticks" . . . I like that :thumb:
     
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