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Playlist or not to clean up drums in Pt.
Old 16th May 2003
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Playlist or not to clean up drums in Pt.

Do you Protools users use the play list to cleanup & compile drums?
Lets say you have 4 takes and want to use the best parts to get one take , do you compile before you tighten them up?
or tighten up al takes and then use the best parts & compile to one ? seems a little weird to me
And how do you go to work ?
do you make a session with every take on a separate track and group every drum kit take , make 8 or 10 blank tracks and start puzzling the pieces together on the new tracks and then tighten them to fit the overdub track used in the recording or do you set them to grid?

I know you can do a lot with beat detective but i dont have it(yet)
Also i had my first expierence recording drums completely flat.
And to my surprise it sounds great or better said it sounds flat but still warm.
Any thoughts on this would be usefull thanks 4 the input.
Old 16th May 2003
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🎧 15 years
Unless he played extremely well to a click track, I wouldn't think it possible as a drummer's performances would vary much more than say a vocalist's performance's... I may be wrong.

I have cut and pasted within the same performance as in using the second verse section for both. If your careful, it can be done well. I think it also is better to cut and paste large GOOD sections than to tweak beat by beat.

Old 16th May 2003
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Well i recorded 4 takes on click for each song and another 4 without click, the results where better without, it has a great feel also the songs are verry long 5 minutes and more.
So there are parts that are very usefull and some not.
Old 16th May 2003
Gear Head
🎧 15 years
its pretty fast to have everything in seperate playlists - you can flip the list, and if you find a section you like, just copy, flip back to your master playlist, and paste, and its there. faster than having multiple takes on multiple tracks and having to mute or solo or whatever to audition.

if it were me i would definitely strive to cut among the 4 takes and find the stuff that sounds the best without heavy editing, and then fine edit from there as needed. don't waste your time cleaning up all four takes!

Old 16th May 2003
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I just punch in on the basic track, I do it QUICKLY very soon after the original take to make sure snares havent slipped etc and coach "you were playng the ride harder / softer" or "the hi hat was more open try it again"

Old 16th May 2003
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Thanks everyone,

For coaching it's a bit to late Jules (recording was yesterday in a little practice room of the band also had to monitor with headphones, thats why i recorded flat.), but ill sure try it the next time,
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