Drum Tracking Studio Auckland

Drum recording room.

We get – it’s 2020 and pretty much every muso who wants to has their own home studio setup with more than enough quality to record their own vocals/guitars/bass etc.

But not everyone has enough space, mics, channels or noise tolerance amongst neigbours to record drums.

Programming drums can be great, but sometimes you just need live drums on a track.

 

We will record your drummer with their kit or supply a kit and drummer if needed, then give you the wav files to take home and keep working on your project.

 

Combine the best of both worlds where home product combines with a dedicated live tracking room for your favourite drum kit.

 

*We can record other instruments too if needed.

Hear samples of drums we’ve recorded:

Look to the East

Drummer – Logan Compain.

Kit – 60s Premier, Ludwig Supraphonic snare, Sabien Cymbals.

Mixing – Warren Mendonsa

Mastering – TBC

Enemy Lines

Drummer – Gareth Scott.

Kit – Yamaha Oak custom, Supraphonic Snare, Ks Cymbals

Mixing – Huntaway Sound Studios

Mastering – Gareth Scott

Lonely Child 

Drummer – Cole Goodley

Kit – Pearl Custom, Gretsch snare

Mixing – Huntaway Sound Studios

Mastering – Warren Mendonsa

Sandpiper

Drummer – Gareth Scott

Kit – Yamaha Oak custom, Supraphonic Snare, Ks Cymbals

Mixing – Huntaway Sound Studios

Mastering – Warren Mendonsa

View gear list:

Mics

LDC:

  • Rode Classic
  • JZ Mics Amethyst
  • Nude Microphones C12

SDC:

  • Oktava MK-012-01 X2
  • AKG C451b
  • Rode M3

Dynamics:

  • Shure Sm57 x 2
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Heil PR40
  • Heil PR30 x 2
  • Shure SM7b
  • Sennheiser e906
  • Shure SM58  x 3

 

drum-mics

Preamps
  • Vintech Dual 72 (2 channel Neve style pre)
  • Warm Audio WA412 (4 channels)
  • Universal Audio 4-710d (4 channels)
  • Dizengoff D4
  • Focusrite Scarlett pres

 

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Dynamics
  • Buzz Audio SOC1.1
  • Warm Audio WA76

 

recording-outboard

Recording System
  • Focusrite 18i20 interface with UA 4-710d digital expansion giving 8 more channels.
  • Sonodyne SM200Ak 8 inch monitors
  • Pioneer DJ08 5inch reference monitors
  • Sennheiser HD660 mixing headphones

 

Sonodyne Monitors

Software
  • Pro Tools 2020 DAW
  • Waves bundle
  • Isotope
  • Arturia
  • Softube
  • NI Komplete

 

 

The studio can record up to 16 tracks individually. A common scenario is to track drums and bass live wile putting down a guide guitar take DI’d so that guitars can be overdubbed later.

House drum kit is a (ca) 1967 Premier kit with Ludwig Super Sensitive snare available as an option. Other kits can be hired in or you can bring your own.

Bass amps, guitar amps and instruments are available if required.

house drums

Session drummers available

We can hook you up a session with some of Auckland’s top drummers. Contact us to discuss the best option for your style of music.

rock drums micing
Ph 021 1879 012 or message us for more info