Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Recording a parrot.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Holland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    224116

    Cool Recording a parrot.

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Today I had a pianorock/funk band in the studio, to record some songs live. The bassplayer had his girlfriend with him, who brought their parrot. After recording, we did a little experiment by placing him in the vocal booth and recording his sounds when he doesn't see us around.

    Nothing happened.

    But when I started to play the track back, I forgot there were some headphones on the floor of the booth playing too. right on that moment, the parrot started to scream. So quick I created a new vocal track for take 2. the parrot turned out to have a pretty solid musical feel. Listen for yourself!

    BTW: The track is totally unmixed!!
    http://www.recordingproject.com/bbs/...ic.php?t=30778
    Last edited by F_cksia; 07-08-2007 at 10:33.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Holland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    224116
    P.s. Watch Your Speakers/ears At 1:00!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,298
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    91008
    which one is the parrot?
    __________________

    "it's all a load of bollocks anyway"
    Eddy H.

    Sanktul Layer
    tbttbc

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Holland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    224116
    The drummer.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,098
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    5132703
    that's a pretty interesting result. you could run the parrot track through some reverb and delay and give it the same sort of sound that the trumpet player for pat metheny group achieved on "the way up" for special effect...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,098
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    5132703
    LOVE the snare sound, btw.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Holland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    224116
    Well it's got a lot of reverb already..
    I should've compressed it though, you can barely hear all the smaller 'words'.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Holland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    224116
    Quote Originally Posted by drossfile View Post
    LOVE the snare sound, btw.
    Thanks! It's two snares actually, you mean the picollo or the regular? The first is just a SM57, second a 57beta./

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,098
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    5132703
    well, i'm a huge fan of piccolo snares and i know they're damn near impossible to record well. that's why
    1) helmet's 'betty' has the ultimate snare sound for me,
    2) i think you've done an incredible job capturing this one, and
    3) my masters piccolo sounds wretched on my recordings...
    can you give me details on the setup? drum, tuning, snare tightness, mic placement/signal chain, etc.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Holland
    Age
    34
    Posts
    925
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    224116
    Quote Originally Posted by drossfile View Post
    well, i'm a huge fan of piccolo snares and i know they're damn near impossible to record well. that's why
    1) helmet's 'betty' has the ultimate snare sound for me,
    2) i think you've done an incredible job capturing this one, and
    3) my masters piccolo sounds wretched on my recordings...
    can you give me details on the setup? drum, tuning, snare tightness, mic placement/signal chain, etc.
    Oh Iīm not really sure what drum it was, the drummer of this sessions brought it in. Probably a Sonor 10". Interesting to point are the tambourine-shells at the sides, and it was tuned pretty low actually. When I heard it in the room before recording I didnīt think it would turn out that good, it just didnīt really sound like a high-pitched piccolo. Anyway, really close miking turned out to be not the right way to go, so I ended up using a 57 at 10-15 centimeters, pointing a little at the side of the drum. From that --> Mackie pre --> Terratec EWS 88MT --> CEP 2.0, with a pretty drastic low end rollof and a boost around 3K, with a large Q.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. I REALLY need your help!! (recording issues)
    By huskerdu in forum Microphones
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-25-2007, 14:26
  2. Can I get advice from those who have a home studio?
    By Chrisku13 in forum Studio Building & Acoustic Treatment
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 08-21-2006, 22:20
  3. Delta 44 vs. Windows Recording Mixer. God help me.
    By Shepherd in forum Digital Recording & Computers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-09-2003, 06:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •