The challenge many people now face is how do we make amazing recordings on a limited budget? There’s a minefield of gear out there!
I decided I would ask two companies who make affordable equipment to lend us some gear. Focusrite gave us a Clarett 8PreX, an Interface with 8 built in mic pres and Shure a PGA Drum Kit 7 plus a pair of PGA 181 condenser Mics!
With these Mics I placed them alongside some of the greatest Mics in the world, Neumann’s, AKG and Sennheiser! The Focusrite was up against one of my favourite consoles, the Sunset Sound custom built console in Studio Three, the studio where Prince recorded three of his best albums! The constants were the Drums, the Drummer and the room.
What results would we get? After all one vintage Neumann U67 might go for $10,000! The Focusrite and Shure Drum Mics were total less that $1,700!
The results were amazing! It lets us know that for a fraction of the cost you can get incredible recordings! But in your heart you knew that! Well, watch the video and check it out for yourself!
You get to download all multitracks of this song, including the amazing Sunset Sound Drum recordings with multiple additional microphones, and the drum recordings of the Focusrite & Shure miking setup:
I hope you enjoyed this video, I had a lot of fun making it! Thank you so much to Focusrite, Shure, Sunset Sound, Jon Button, Blair Sinta, Jonah Smith and everyone else involved. Please share this video to encourage artists, musicans and producers around the world and let know that we can make great music on affordable equipment! YOUR creativity is what really matters!
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,