Recording Tips & Tricks Submitted By LauberLand Studios


Recording Tips and Tricks

Submitted by Dave Lauber

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Country: United States
Business Phone: 1 866 200 3235
Name of Recording Studio: LauberLand Studios
Studio Location: 677 Stallings Ave. Deltona, FL 32738

(Recording Tips and Tricks)

Tell us about your recording studio and the services you offer:

LauberLand Studios is a state-of-the-art analog/digital/midi recording environment located just minutes north of Orlando, FL in beautiful and sunny central Florida! We offer a relaxing experience that ANYONE can afford. We provide many services such as audio/video recording and editing, CD/DVD duplication and printing, media transfers, drum/guitar/bass coaching (40yrs experience), web design and graphics, logos, TV and radio commercials, voice-overs, and MUCH more!

Recording Tips and Tricks

Recording Studio Tips or Tutorial (250 – 600 words):

Sonar (Cakewalk) has a unique feature that you might be interested in if you are looking for that perfect kick drum sound. After you record your kick drum, rather than spending endless hours trying to get it to sound like your client wants it to sound, you can simply use the “peaks” of the audio recording to make a midi trigger file and offer the client his/her choice of kick drum sounds from your arsenal! Simply select the kick track and go to “Process, audio, extract timing”. Set the trigger level to AROUND 30dB.

Choose below whether you want to keep the volume (velocity) of the original recording, or set the hits to all be the same in volume. Now click “audition” and see if all of your beats are showing up. Next, open a new midi track and load your favorite midi drum arsenal. I prefer to use Native instruments Battery. (I have saved a preset file with nothing but tons of different kick drum samples.)

(Recording Tips and Tricks)

Figure out which keyboard note (midi note) you want that corresponds to the kick sound you are looking for (D3, D#2, etc…). A midi controller can help with this part. Select “convert each pulse to Midi note” and enter the correct midi note. Hit OK and the midi data will be saved to your pc’s clipboard automatically. Now simply paste the data into the new midi track and make sure the track’s output is set to play the sound from “Battery” or whatever you use. DONE!

(Recording Tips and Tricks)

You now have a midi track that triggers midi kick sounds using the same timing and velocity from the original analog recording. You can use it to mix in with your original kick recording, or replace your original kick sound with the new one! This can be used with any suitable audio track, like snare drum and bass recordings as well! Contact Dave [AT] if you have questions about this procedure and stop wasting valuable time with expensive mics, drum heads and triggers!

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