TRACKING ROCK - DRUMS

Tracking Rock - Drums
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A MUST SEE FOR ANYONE RECORDING DRUMS

This collection of video tutorials by the one and only Kenny Gioia takes you inside Kenny's personal recording lair and shows you step by step how kenny sets up and records the foundation of any rock / pop tune, the drums. From set up to performance to editing, it's all here, meticulously demonstrated by multi-platinum engineer and producer Kenny Gioia.

Kenny begins with an in-depth introduction where he goes through the setup procedure including mic choices, preamps, input gain staging, drum heads and tuning. Next he gives you a tutorial for each of the main components in the drum kit such as kick, snare, toms, overheads and the illusive "Room" mic.

Kenny then focuses on the performance and how to ready the drummer for their take as well as click track and headphone mixes. Multiple takes and comping is also discussed. Extra processing is shown with plug-ins like like the transient designer and IR reverbs to make the drums sound like they were recorded in a different space.

Editing is next on Kenny's menu and he shows you the pros and cons for both Elastic Audio and Beat Detective Editing. Finally Kenny wraps up the series with 2 more videos on adding kick and snare samples to fatten up your drum sound.

If you record drums or are just getting into the art of recording, Kenny's methods and techniques are an indispensable addition to your toolbox, so clear your schedule and hang out with Kenny and learn his way of handling the skins today!

Product Highlights

  • 12 Tutorials / 2.5 Hours Total Runtime
  • For all beginner to intermediate producers and engineers
  • Tutorials written multi-platinum selling producer / engineer Kenny Gioia
  • Shown in Pro Tools 10 but info can be applied to any DAW.
  • Simple to use video control interface for Mac & PC
  • Watch Online, Download, Stream to iPad, iPhone & iPod
  • Download Size: 907.75 MB
  • Kenny Gioia

    Kenny Gioia

    1. When did you start dabbling in music?

    I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

    2. What training have you had?

    I was taught trumpetclassicallyfrom grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

    3. When did you get into recording?

    I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassetteplayerswired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

    4. People you have worked with/for?

    Marcy Playground
    Mandy Moore
    LFO
    Willa Ford
    Lee Ann Womack
    Paulina Rubio
    Hall & Oates
    Bayside
    Head Automatica
    Cute is What We Aim For
    FTSK
    and many more...

    5. Why are you so good at training people?

    Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engagespeoplemore. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out withunnecessaryexplanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

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