I'm not a technical person, but now I'm going to report on my reckless challenge of recording electronic drums with MTR in this series. Why reckless? I'm a super analog guy... I've recorded with a linear PCM recorder in front of the acoustic drums, but my expertise level is super low and I can't operate mixers very well... I'm always like "What is a sequencer?" Please kindly bear with and watch me with an open mind.
To begin with, I'd like to talk a little about "Why record with the R24?"
I was introduced to the R24 when I was playing in the band with some older guys a little while ago. Recording is usually left to the recording studio engineer who just puts a recorder in front of the drums, and you never do anything on your own. However, it has now become common to put up perfectly positioned microphones, listen to the well-recorded practice and review it with the guys over some sake. Mistakes and well-placed fills get highlighted, which helps to improve the overall band sound. At that time, I left it to the older guys. But this time, I decided to do it by myself and purchased the equipment.
These are the pieces of equipment I prepared.
- CANARE/LC05 x 1
- beyerdynamic/DT770PRO 80Ω Closed Monitor Headphones
The TD-30KV-S... I always used to go to the music store and play it. It was well worth working hard to save money and finally buy this!! It's so awesome!!
The hi-hat stand is a DW/3500T. It uses a two-legged stand. The twin pedal is handy when you want the sound of two bass drums. It’s solid and I like it.
The foot pedal is the Pearl/P-3002C, a DEMON series double chain twin pedal. At first, I also considered the P3002D direct drive, but I heard that a direct drive type is too straightforward and not comfortable for those who have been using a chain drive type, so I decided to use the chain type pedal. It's light and powerful, and I like it.
I used the Pearl/S-930 snare stand. It's stable and can be set up easily. I placed the ROLAND/TDM-20 under the drum set. This mat alone can't reduce the vibrations to the room below enough, so I stacked on top of two floor rugs as well.
The sound module is the TD-30. There are lots of buttons and I don't have any idea what they do (sweats)... I hope it doesn't take long to learn their functions.
This is the ZOOM/R24. Sorry, the faders are set here & there in a casual manner. The sight of lots of faders gets me excited. I want to be able to use this as soon as possible.
This time, that's all... just my preparations. Next time, I'd like to continue immediately from the "Connection" section to making some noise. By then, I should be able to record easily while struggling with the thick manual.
My drum set is on the 2nd floor at home, and still vibrates downstairs even with the three mats, and my family complains...f(^ ^;) I'll do my best not to crack under pressure. See you next time!