Hi everyone. Im just in the middle of recording my 6 track assignment, which is
basicly for anyone who doesnt know, having to record a song with only a limited number of
So anyway, the song I am going to do is, for a comdey factor,
Cars by Gary Numan.
This is the plan: Track 1; Vocals. Track 2;
Electric Guitar. Track 3; Mono Electric Drums. Track 4; Mono Hammond (O
yes!). Track 5; Bass. Track 6; Tamborine.
Now what im wondering is,
is it a good idea to record tghe drums in mono, Im thinking about wanting an old pop song
kind of feel so i'll be having some crazy dance style drum kit, i was thinking of panning
it abotu 35 to the right, whilst having the Hammond organ on the left panned the same.
Yes it may be a bad idea for the drums to be mono, thats why Im asking here.
-------------------- Nathan Stewart | Freelance Sound Engineer
I started to reply, suggesting you bung the tambourine on the same track as the drums so
you could go stereo, but really there isn`t much point going stereo on the drums.
Why are you worried about not recording the drums in stereo? Since a representative
recording of drums necessarily DOESNT make the kit spread right across the soundstage, the
little amount of spread normally used in stereo drum recording is barely noticeable.
So now you have another decision to make: Having decided to go with mono kit,
should you bounce the tambourine and kit together onto one track & be flash? 5
track recording...... Almost Sergeant Pepper.
-------------------- Me? But I`m such a loveable old bugger!