I’m working on a mix that only kids would record. The drums were recorded entirely with Shure SM 57’s & 58’s! The bleed is overwhelming!!
Needless to say, trying to gate the drums in order to get any separation is proving to be extemely tedious. Chopping the parts of each track is the only certain route to getting any decent separation for processing and there will certainly be use of some samples made in order to get those tracks to be listenable. This, however, is even MORE tedious!
So my question here is, when/how do you decide which method to use? Do you ONLY base it on pay (If they can pay for all the editing time the “surgery” will take, then it’s worth it?), or can there be other considerations (you want to date the kid’s Mom or something )? Is there even a gate in existance that would give you the same precision as slicing up the tracks?
Just wondering how you guys might handle a project like this.