Hello - I’m looking for any tips/tricks to record an energetic cymbal for verse, and for chorus, something like on this track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lzCtwYG00E
at these times:
- All out for chorus: 28:48
- More subtle for verses: 00:31, and 33:15 .
In particular, I’m looking for the following two cymbal sounds:
having it sound by rhythmically swinging it back and forth (the cymbal makes the sound when the direction changes).
A more complicated one, where the first three beats are like above, but the 4th one is accompanied by the thud of hitting the cymbal’s drum-like diaphragm (sorry, I don’t know the real name) with the palm of other hand.
Unless I buy and learn new software to do this (which I don’t want to do, if such software even exists), I’m going to have to record this analog (Cubase 6.5) which I am OK with.
My mic is an AT4033 tucked inside a reflexion filter, and I’m in a large somewhat irregularly shaped room with 12 ft ceilings, with a duvet behind me.
Some questions I might have are:
What kind of tambourine should I buy to get that 60s sound … the round kind that is “closed” by what looks like leather or plastic acting as a drum head for the palm? Would the newer crescent shaped kind that are “open” be better? Is the type of “jangle” on the tambourine a variable I need to consider as well (sorry, I don’t know the word for the little noise-making metal things)?
Recording and production techniques … not even sure what questions to ask here - distance, eq, compression, etc. … but if anyone has experience doing this, I’d love to hear any words of wisdom.
(Oh, and I’m not exactly looking forward to cutting and pasting to get them on the beat … maybe it’s time to learn Cubase’s new audio quantize feature … but one has to do what one has to do!).
Thanks for any thoughts!
[Edit: OH! I just thought of something, maybe one of those sample libraries would have acceptable results (very demo quality, my work) and be easier to use … does anyone have experience with any sample libraries with strong emphasis on this 60s-style tambourine sound?]