Natural Room Acoustics The drums were placed in the rear right corner of historic Studio B, considered by most producers and engineers to be the “sweet spot” with the most low end punch. Because the wonderful acoustics, each instrument ocean way drums platinum able to ocean way drums platinum recorded at the optimal distance and angle and with the microphones that best captured the full frequency and dynamic range of that instrument. The multiple sets of stereo room mics picked up the room’s natural ambience at various distances from the drums. Each separate room source presents its own unique sonic color, and when the various room sources are blended together, they present unlimited tonal options. Mix Presets Allen Sides and Steven Miller created 6 “mix presets” per drum kit to instantly provide killer sounding, record quality mixes.
Ocean Way Drums powered by Accent
Rail at Platinum tells me that soon, all of his Platinum Samples libraries will be ported over to the Accent player and I can’t wait.
I find using this system powerful and completely intuitive within my Pro Tools sessions. Accent downloads as two files with the over 6GB of drum samples. I inserted it into my Pro Tools session as an Instrument track and store all the libraries on an external hard drive.
I liked that you get all the realism of an actual studio drum recording with this collection. For example with kicks and toms, there is a choice between samples recorded with the snare strainer both on and off–just like I always hear when recording drummers. You also get the snare drums recorded with two microphones: I’ve never used a C12A for snare drum because I would be afraid this awesome but vintage mic would get bashed!
A major feature of this collection is the choice of blending in three different sets of stereo room microphones in addition to the closer overheads. And that is what using Studio B at Ocean Way for drum recording is all about–the gigantic sounds! To promote that idea properly, producers Sides and Miller created six “mix presets” per kit to instantly show off how they would mix the drum kit for an actual record.
But these mixes are continuously adjustable and range from completely dry to extremely ambient. I love the one-touch switch from drummer perspective over to audience perspective! Music producers who are also drummers rejoice!
The Accent mixer also includes it’s own internal effects with gain, filter, four-band EQ, compressor, limiter, gate and reverb. With a resizable user interface and familiar DAW style mixer I found the Accent mixer beautiful looking and easy to get around while dialing in a great drum sound. Everything in the mixer makes sense including a great feature where you can control the amount of “bleed” for each individual sample in the mix. So you can turn off or mix in to any level of the sonic “contribution” of any the stereo Room 1, 2, or 3 mics for any drum kit piece.
Pretty cool sez me! Very powerful is the Instrument Settings button on every channel of the Accent mixer. Like the Bleed dialog window, a ‘drawer’ pops out next to the channel you want to adjust that drum’s individual parameters and articulations–more like the whole character of the sample really–on a drum-by-drum level.
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