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Recently I had the chance to borrow a friends machine for a bit. However, it seems that I just can't get it to sound as good as he does. Could anyone give me some pointers on micing technique? Would a condenser be better than the dynamic I'm using?
i've been thinking to use a condenser to capture the "roominess" of the casing, with a dynamic close mic to capture the initial punch of the pads. If I use them both at the same time will I have any issues with the phase of the resonance of the lcd screen?
Get a MIDI to XLR cable then blue the machine directly into machine. Then open the window and place the microphone outside then take the machine into another room. I find it's best to position the mic at least 15-20 metres away to avoid the proximity effect.
Yeah, your friend is probably triggering samples from something like Slate Drums as well. I personally think that sounds a bit fake whereas you have got quite a natural sound going on there. Little bit of mid cut/saturation and some verb and I think you'll be quite pleased.