How To Do PROPER Gain Staging When Recording Drums!

Hey there Gear Mortals, in this video I show you guys how to do proper gain staging when recording drums. It was inspired by a recent recording session I had where a drummer came to my studio to re-record all the drums on their album, because everything he had recorded in the previous studio was unusable! It was clipping and distorting like I had never heard before! Why did this happen? Well, the person who recorded it didn’t check if his mic pre or converters were clipping. In this video, I show you guys how NOT to make the same mistake he made! Check it out below and if you guys like it, let us know and maybe we can make more videos like this!

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Alex Nasla is a keyboardist, producer and mixing engineer. He keeps busy making audio plugins for Rosen Digital, is audio director at multimedia company Toxic Creativity and is involved in 3 different musical endeavors.