How much seperation should the drums have?

Alvarado6411Alvarado6411 Dethbringer
edited August 2009 in The Rock Band Network
Title topic.

I am being told that if the drums need to be fully separated, they (the band) just wouldn't have time to do this process.
Do the drums have to be fully separated?

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  • KnucklesdudeKnucklesdude Rising Star
    edited August 2009
    No.

    More splits the better though!
  • edited August 2009
    They can handle a variety of formats.

    You can have all of the drums in one stereo combined track.

    You can also have the snare and kick drums on their own tracks separate from everything else. This is probably the most realistic and accurate one.
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited August 2009
    Apples;2859884 said:
    They can handle a variety of formats.

    You can have all of the drums in one stereo combined track.

    You can also have the snare and kick drums on their own tracks separate from everything else. This is probably the most realistic and accurate one.
    Yep. Usually (keyword here, do NOT misread that as "always") you won't have multiple toms/cymbals being struck at the same time, so your most basic close-mic'd setup would be 1 snare mic, 1 kick mic, and 2 overheads (left and right).

    You can author drums using one combined stereo track, but it sure makes it easier on the author if each part of the drum kit is tracked on its own channel.

    Why does the band think they won't have time to do that? It doesn't take any more time to record with individual drum mics than it does with 2 drum mics...
  • Alvarado6411Alvarado6411 Dethbringer
    edited August 2009
    davidshek;2861318 said:
    Yep. Usually (keyword here, do NOT misread that as "always") you won't have multiple toms/cymbals being struck at the same time, so your most basic close-mic'd setup would be 1 snare mic, 1 kick mic, and 2 overheads (left and right).

    You can author drums using one combined stereo track, but it sure makes it easier on the author if each part of the drum kit is tracked on its own channel.

    Why does the band think they won't have time to do that? It doesn't take any more time to record with individual drum mics than it does with 2 drum mics...
    The band member who would be doing the drum separation has many things going on in terms of finishing an album and doing a DVD.
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited August 2009
    Alvarado6411;2861876 said:
    The band member who would be doing the drum separation has many things going on in terms of finishing an album and doing a DVD.
    That's the thing though, unless they have to re-record the songs, there's no "doing the separation". It's not like you take a finished drum track and then separate it. It's all done while he's recording the song.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited August 2009
    i'm hoping for brownie points from whoever authors my music since i'll have every drum and cymbal separated for them. :)
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited August 2009
    Alvarado6411;2861876 said:
    The band member who would be doing the drum separation has many things going on in terms of finishing an album and doing a DVD.
    They should do it already, for the sake of the poor sap who has to engineer and mixdown their album. 4 is minimum, seriously.
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