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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby The Elf » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:00 pm

What about key changes, then? :lol:
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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:06 pm

Perhaps better than a minor 2nd off from the key of the song?
Maybe the song comes back to that initial chord progression?
It all depends on the sensibilities or lack thereof of the creatives.
Even the deadest toms have a recognizable pitch/tone to my ear.
below 11k that is :smirk:
Tell me you can’t sing the notes of the toms at least . .. . .
And how can you tell if the drums aren’t tuned to the song unless you can detect their pitches in the first place?
I’m a fan of both tuned and random tuning chaos - whatever serves the song best.
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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby CS70 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:10 pm

The Elf wrote:What about key changes, then? :lol:

Great point :lol:

I guess then it's

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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby The Elf » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:10 pm

The minor second lift at the end of a song is a staple of ballads.
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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:12 pm

Great way to make the drummer layout until the ending then!
:D

Is that Neil Pert’s kit?
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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby The Elf » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:12 pm

CS70 wrote:
The Elf wrote:What about key changes, then? :lol:
I guess then it's
Yep, that's a ballad covers band kit if ever I saw one! :lol:
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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:14 pm

And look - you only need 1 mic
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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby CS70 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:46 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:And look - you only need 1 mic

Problem is, it need going exactly where the drummer's sitting :lol:
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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby andy cross » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:01 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Great way to make the drummer layout until the ending then!
:D

Is that Neil Pert’s kit?

It's either Terry Bozzio's or they're doing a stocktake at DW.
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Re: Why do some rock pop productions tune their drums to the song?

Postby Tomás Mulcahy » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:03 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Perhaps better than a minor 2nd off from the key of the song?
Maybe the song comes back to that initial chord progression?
It all depends on the sensibilities or lack thereof of the creatives.
Even the deadest toms have a recognizable pitch/tone to my ear.
below 11k that is :smirk:
Tell me you can’t sing the notes of the toms at least . .. . .
And how can you tell if the drums aren’t tuned to the song unless you can detect their pitches in the first place?
I’m a fan of both tuned and random tuning chaos - whatever serves the song best.
Didn’t say you can’t sing it. I said there’s more than one pitch but you’re going to ignore them. It’s not that they cannot be perceived. You make it a choice. The risk is you’ll hear the root, but someone else will hear the semitone, as the pitch.

Go look at some drum sounds on an analyser. Very interesting.
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