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Pro Tools 503 - Studio Series - Recording Drums.
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Blending the Wet and Dry signal in a compressor applies:
The Sennheiser e604 is helpful as a tom mic when cymbals or other hardware prevents a full size mic from being used, because the e604:
Requires phantom power
Has a high pass switch
Clips on the rim of the drum
Has a high pick up range
Low level signals will be affected the same a high level signals running through a compressor. True or false?
When recording live drums, it's common to blend close mics with distant mics. True or false?
How should condensers be aimed for bongos and congas?
At the rim, 8-12 inches away
At the center of the drum, 12 inches away
At the center of the drum, 6 inches away
Plug-ins like the EQ III in Pro Tools can cause the signal to clip at the plug-in level, so it's important to match the input and output volume. True or false?
Which mics give the drum kit a sense of depth and 3D space?
Snare Side and Kick Out
Which of the following is a common kick mic known for its punch and body?
Kick In mics are almost always a __________ mic.
Large Diaphragm Dynamic
Large Diaphragm Condenser
A _____ attack time can cause the front end attack of a drum to be compressed, resulting in a loss of punch.
Peak drum levels should typically be set around:
-20 to -30 dBFS
0 to -3 dBFS
-30 to -50 dBFS
-3 to -9 dBFS
Using Tab to Transient and Keyboard Focus Mode, you can use which keys to tab left and right.
Z and C
W and R
L and R
L and ‘
Where is most of the hi-hat heard in most drum mixes?
The room mics
The overhead mics
The hi-hat mic
The snare mic
The classic Glyn Johns technique uses:
1 overhead, 1 side, 1 kick, 1 snare mic
1 overhead and 1 side mic
Ribbon microphones are great for the __________ room technique because they are naturally bidirectional.
Bus Processing allows you to process a group of instruments being summed to an Aux Track. True or false?
Always angle tom mics to avoid over resonating the microphone. True or false?
Snare side mics are typically:
Large Diaphragm Condensers
Small Diaphragm Condensers
Snare top mics are most useful for picking up softer dynamics, like ghost notes, on snare drum. True or false?
What is the shortcut to move a select up to the main playlist in Pro Tools?
Shift Option Up
Angling both overheads equidistant at the center of the snare:
Increases phase issues, but centers the snare
Reduces phase issues, but makes the snare off-center
Reduces phase issues, and centers the snare
What is the shortcut to create a group for selected tracks in Pro Tools?
Command Option G
Shift Option G
Which type of filter is helpful for reducing pedal noise on the hi-hat?
Snare bottom mics pick up mostly high end, because they are very close to the snare wires. True or false?
What is the shortcut to open the Strip Silence dialog in Pro Tools?
Pro Tools 503
Studio Series - Recording Drums
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