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    i am new to recording acoustic drums. i have been using electronic drums to record drum covers on YouTube but im looking to switch to acoustic drum recording due to constant breakdowns of the electronic equipment. i have a Pearl Vision drumset with Zildjian cymbals and i ordered this mic set and audio interface

    mic set
    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Digital...00000014108.gc

    audio interface
    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Tascam/...08368029228.gc

    im not really looking for reviews on the equipment or better suggestions as im just breaking into this and this is what i can afford. how do i connect the equipment to a laptop? and what laptop is recommended to use, also what recording software?

    as i said i am new to this since i have used my Alesis Crimson II electronic drumset in the past
    Pearl Vision Concord Fade fusion 10, 12, 14, toms 20 kick 14 snare. Paiste PST7 cymbals 16x2,18, crashes, 20 ride, 14 hi-hats


    Pearl Decade Black Ice 10, 12, 16, toms 22 kick 14 snare Zildjian A Series cymbals 16,17,18,20 crashes, 21 Sweet Ride, 14 New Beat hi-hats


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    This gear will work more than fine for in home recording. You should be able to connect your audio Interface through A Supplied usb cable (most Interfaces have 2.0USB)

    For a laptop w/ minimum requirements
    8gb Ram
    500gb-1tb hardrive space
    Windows 10 or better (DO NOT go with mac computers because they cannot be upgraded past what they come with..)

    DAW Software - choices
    Presonus Studio One v3 or v4
    Protools (if you got $700)
    Ableton Live

    There's others but I only have experience with these Three... perhaps some of the other veteran users here could assist me in helping him out?




    Random Question - What will you be using for Studio Monitors and Headphones to playback the recording to mix it?
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    Pearl Forum Series Red Sparkle - 22x16 kick,13x9 tom,16x16 floor tom
    Roland TD-25KV Electric Drum Set w/ Mesh Heads

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    1976 14x6.5 Ludwig Supraphonic LM402
    14x6.5 Pearl Reference Series Brass



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    as of right now i dont have anything for studio monitors but i do have a Simmons DA50 drum amp which i doubt will be useful. ill probably use my MG-900 studio headphones i used on my covers. and run my GpPro from the laptop. at least until i can pay off the gear i purchased so far
    Pearl Vision Concord Fade fusion 10, 12, 14, toms 20 kick 14 snare. Paiste PST7 cymbals 16x2,18, crashes, 20 ride, 14 hi-hats


    Pearl Decade Black Ice 10, 12, 16, toms 22 kick 14 snare Zildjian A Series cymbals 16,17,18,20 crashes, 21 Sweet Ride, 14 New Beat hi-hats


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken_sticks84 View Post
    as of right now i dont have anything for studio monitors but i do have a Simmons DA50 drum amp which i doubt will be useful. ill probably use my MG-900 studio headphones i used on my covers. and run my GpPro from the laptop. at least until i can pay off the gear i purchased so far
    A decent set of studio monitors will run you about as low as $100-400 depending on brand.. Yamaha,Presonus,JBL and KRK are a few good brands to look into you will at least want a 4" inch to 8" inch monitor pair (2)

    best of luck buddy look forward to seeing your videos
    Last edited by DrumPlayerFTW; 09-01-2019 at 01:02 PM.
    Drum sets -
    Pearl Forum Series Red Sparkle - 22x16 kick,13x9 tom,16x16 floor tom
    Roland TD-25KV Electric Drum Set w/ Mesh Heads

    Snares -
    1976 14x6.5 Ludwig Supraphonic LM402
    14x6.5 Pearl Reference Series Brass



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    ok hopefully in the near future ill be able to get a decent set of monitors. in the mean time just to get me going would this setup work?

    also for a DAW i was thinking of Tracktion7 since it was free and i already have it downloaded on my other computer. what do you think?
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    Pearl Decade Black Ice 10, 12, 16, toms 22 kick 14 snare Zildjian A Series cymbals 16,17,18,20 crashes, 21 Sweet Ride, 14 New Beat hi-hats


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken_sticks84 View Post
    ok hopefully in the near future ill be able to get a decent set of monitors. in the mean time just to get me going would this setup work?

    also for a DAW i was thinking of Tracktion7 since it was free and i already have it downloaded on my other computer. what do you think?
    I'm not familiar with that DAW so I can not speculate whether it is a good one or not.. If you know how to already use it an wanna save yourself a headache of learning a new DAW then use what you got an know how already
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    Pearl Forum Series Red Sparkle - 22x16 kick,13x9 tom,16x16 floor tom
    Roland TD-25KV Electric Drum Set w/ Mesh Heads

    Snares -
    1976 14x6.5 Ludwig Supraphonic LM402
    14x6.5 Pearl Reference Series Brass



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    i just got this laptop to connect the audio interface to. i made sure it was the specifications you listed above
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thin...72.m2749.l2649
    -Windows 10
    -USB 2.0
    -8GB RAM
    -500GB hardrive space
    -also has a built in mic and headphone jack
    -WIFI capabilities
    im gonna try the Trackiton7 and see if its even a usable DAW for recording covers. did you see my drawing above? will that work? im still working at getting the monitors but i was hoping the studio headphones would be enough to at least get me started
    Pearl Vision Concord Fade fusion 10, 12, 14, toms 20 kick 14 snare. Paiste PST7 cymbals 16x2,18, crashes, 20 ride, 14 hi-hats


    Pearl Decade Black Ice 10, 12, 16, toms 22 kick 14 snare Zildjian A Series cymbals 16,17,18,20 crashes, 21 Sweet Ride, 14 New Beat hi-hats


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    Unless they're side address condensers, i'd have those pointing downwards over your kit if I was you, will give you a much better sound. And do the classic phase test with a length of cable, trying to get them equidistant from both the centre of the bass drum head where the beater strikes, and the centre of the snare head. Not an easy task but well worth it.
    Pearl, Natal, Ludwig, Tama, Slingerland, Premier Drums
    Zildjian, Sabian, Zyn Cymbals
    PEARL, LUDWIG, TAMA, YAMAHA, NATAL and DW Snares

    Roland, Dauz, FAT KAT and Koby Electronics, and loads of Percussion

    4 Kits and 8 Snares, and I still don't have enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushDrums24 View Post
    Unless they're side address condensers, i'd have those pointing downwards over your kit if I was you, will give you a much better sound. And do the classic phase test with a length of cable, trying to get them equidistant from both the centre of the bass drum head where the beater strikes, and the centre of the snare head. Not an easy task but well worth it.
    I thought about pointing them downward but wasn't sure. These things are very sensitive, they can pick up my breathing. I'll try that next. What's the classic phase test? I'm new to all this
    Pearl Vision Concord Fade fusion 10, 12, 14, toms 20 kick 14 snare. Paiste PST7 cymbals 16x2,18, crashes, 20 ride, 14 hi-hats


    Pearl Decade Black Ice 10, 12, 16, toms 22 kick 14 snare Zildjian A Series cymbals 16,17,18,20 crashes, 21 Sweet Ride, 14 New Beat hi-hats


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken_sticks84 View Post
    I thought about pointing them downward but wasn't sure. These things are very sensitive, they can pick up my breathing. I'll try that next. What's the classic phase test? I'm new to all this
    Give this a watch, tips and info from one of the best drummer/engineer/producers around.

    Pearl, Natal, Ludwig, Tama, Slingerland, Premier Drums
    Zildjian, Sabian, Zyn Cymbals
    PEARL, LUDWIG, TAMA, YAMAHA, NATAL and DW Snares

    Roland, Dauz, FAT KAT and Koby Electronics, and loads of Percussion

    4 Kits and 8 Snares, and I still don't have enough!

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    https://youtu.be/x7AQuxT66yY

    well heres my first cover with the new equipment. not much but to test it all out im in love with the sound
    Pearl Vision Concord Fade fusion 10, 12, 14, toms 20 kick 14 snare. Paiste PST7 cymbals 16x2,18, crashes, 20 ride, 14 hi-hats


    Pearl Decade Black Ice 10, 12, 16, toms 22 kick 14 snare Zildjian A Series cymbals 16,17,18,20 crashes, 21 Sweet Ride, 14 New Beat hi-hats


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    Pearl Vision Concord Fade fusion 10, 12, 14, toms 20 kick 14 snare. Paiste PST7 cymbals 16x2,18, crashes, 20 ride, 14 hi-hats


    Pearl Decade Black Ice 10, 12, 16, toms 22 kick 14 snare Zildjian A Series cymbals 16,17,18,20 crashes, 21 Sweet Ride, 14 New Beat hi-hats


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