How to Wipe Your Gross Room Sound From Your Home Recordings
I have to admit, my home studio is pretty small.
When I have a full band in the studio it can get cramped fast, so it’s nice to have a backyard where the rest of the band can lounge around while we track specific members.
If it were a real estate listing, it would be described as “intimate, cozy and snug” instead of “cramped, small and congested.”
But that doesn’t mean I can’t get great sounds in my room.
Take drums for instance. I may not be able to get John Bonham style big gymnasium style drums in room, but I can certainly get a tight and punchy drum sound that’s perfect for the types of bands I work with.
The thing is, you don’t need a huge live room to get a good sound. And you don’t need an impressive professional facility to get bands to work with you. You just need to show that you can get good results with the room you have.
How to make your room work FOR you and not against you, no matter how small or limited your space is.
That’s what Jordan over at Hardcore Music Studio is teaching you in his third and final video of his Hardcore Tracking Workshop.
If you haven’t seen any of the videos, go ahead and watch them all here.
In the third video, he’ll show you how to get your room to work with you instead of against you to get a great sound.
So if you’ve been having issues with your limited space, don’t worry. Jordan will teach you how to optimize your space.
In the video, he’ll show you how he gets a great drum sound in a small room. He even includes a free guide, the Room Basics and Quick and Dirty Treatment guide to help you make the most of your room.
I remember last year he released a similar video on drum miking and it was a game-changer for my drum sound.
How he taught me to angle the overhead mics to accent the cymbals while reducing overall harshness made a huge difference in my drum recordings.
If you’re looking to make better sounding recordings, whether you’re working in hard rock music or not, his free workshop is well worth the time to check out.
The production value alone is insane, and you’ll get some great tips on mic selection and optimizing your small space.