Today we are joined by the marvelous Mr Adam Steel of Hop Pole Studios. Check out his channel! He is starting a new recording and mixing series on the channel documenting his transition to a brand new… brand and recently worked at Middle Farm Studios with Adam Nolly Getgood and Mike Malyan. He got THE perfect opportunity to revamp his current channel intro track with brand new, absolutely incredible drums.
Check out the video above to see the studio, equipment used, and his mixing process
Being at Middle Farm Studios, Adam had a goldmine of a mic locker and he did not spare anything.
Here is what Adam used:
Kick Inside: Shure Beta 91a https://imp.i114863.net/QOLa5Y
Kick Outside: AKG D12 https://imp.i114863.net/kjEymM
Sub Kick: Homemade – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90b67dhvvJQ
Snare Top & Bottom: Neumann KMS 105 https://imp.i114863.net/AoedbR
Toms: AKG C414 https://imp.i114863.net/ORmLYK
Overheads: Coles 4038 & Neumann KM 184 https://imp.i114863.net/zaGA7m
Room Middle: AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon https://imp.i114863.net/6bL0JN + Cloud Cloudlifters https://imp.i114863.net/yRL3Wy
Room Back: AKG 414 https://imp.i114863.net/ORmLYK
DBX 160 Compressor
1176 Compressor http://imp.i114863.net/Gx069
Manley ELOP Limiter https://imp.i114863.net/dog2mQ
As noted, they first tried these microphones because they could however, when tracking, if the microphone was not performing for the track, they would have switched it out for a different microphone.
This is why these are THE dream drums for Adam when re-recording a track that will carry him through his career.