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Thread: Mixing Drums on CEP

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    I recorded drums for a song I am working on using CEP. I had a Shure Beta 52(I think) on the bass drum, an SM-57 on the Snare, an audio technica Midnight Blues series small condenser on one cymbal an audiotechinica pro series small condenser on another cymbal, and a Shure Large Condensor on the overheads. So I guess that is five tracks of drums. I have the cymbals panned hard right and left so it sounds good through the headphones. Anyway, are there any EQ rcommendations for the bass and/or snare track. They were both recorded without any effects. The bass had the highs taken out and the snare wsas flat, if I recall correctly. I think I might have phasing problems due to mic placement as well, anyone know how to fix that in CEP?
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    If you get lucky, S-8N will come around and share his experiences in this department - he did a *lot* of micing of drums using CEP before he moved on to other software.

    But "phasing problems due to mic placement"? Isn't that just natural reverb, natural depth?

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    CEP (or any other software) cant fix phase probs... unless I am wrong.
    If you have Phase probs, it would be on the overheads.
    I never had much luck EQ-ing anything in CEP because you cant listen to the whole mix as you try to EQ it... Its like trying to take a picture in the dark- sure, it will look fine when the picture is developed... but you cant really see what you are doing up untill that flash goes off...
    I am rambling, now...
    I wouldnt EQ the kick drum to "tape" because the click is hard to place untill you hear the whole mix...
    I never had much luck EQ-ing the snare either... Got to get it right, from the get go... Placement and damping are everything...

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