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Combining Acoustic and Electronic Drums

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Modern music productions often blend the rich and natural sound of acoustic drums with the punch and drive of drum machines and samples.

In this video Ben Lindell will show you how to combine and shape these two different but complimentary sources to create the foundation of a rhythm section that you can use in any genre you will work on.

You will learn how to analyze and improve the phase relationship between bass drums, make snares pop out of the mix and get a a fatter, vibey sound, while at the same time using the natural overheads and room sounds to add depth and dimension to the groove.

All these aspects combined will give you a skill set to produce your next unique, refined and professional drum sound.

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Ben Lindell

Ben is a NYC based producer/engineer who has worked with artists from MGMT to Soulja Boy, Bebel Giberto to Lloyd Banks, Ryan Leslie, Olivia, Tony Yayo, Red Cafe, Edie Brickell, Carole Pope and hundreds of other artists from around the world. He grew up in Iowa and then attended the University of Miami.

In addition to being a fantastic musician he is also a tremendous geek when it comes to anything technical, be it software, plug-ins, microphones or outboard gear. It's this marriage of musical creativity and technical know-how that makes him an in demand producer/engineer.

Ben is also the Director of Marketing at pureMix.net, feel free to reach out to him directly, ben@puremix.net

Credits

50 Cent

Soulja Boy

Wale

Kelly Rowland

Chromeo

MGMT

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justalex
2017 Jan 30
Great tutorial! Quick question: did you tie the live drums to the grid?
G.MICHAELHALL
2016 Nov 14
Quite possibly one of the most important and enjoyable videos on this site. Who wouldn't want a guy like Ben steering a mix!! Excellent tutorial with priceless detail fixes
mahmudka
2016 Oct 26
Great!
toussaint2001
2016 Sep 19
Hello it's impossible to run the Video!!! Do you have a problème on this?
eskunk
2016 Aug 26
"Um, excuse me... did you just assume this drummer's genre?" Great tutorial! Some things I definitely needed to hear.
rickdrumss
2016 Aug 07
just great thank you!!
benlindell
2016 Feb 29
@Producerpaul Eagle Eyes :) You're correct we had to use footage from a different recording session than the stems I used in the track. A little Hollywood magic had to go into this one.
Producerpaul
2016 Feb 29
Arek, you are correct, that is not a D-112. The D-112,is on the tom. I just think he got confused, it happens. Interesting tutorial though.
ArekGolab
2016 Jan 21
I'm like 99% sure that kick in mic showed is an Audix D6 not AKG D112 :P And while most of those courses here say about conservative levels, those are hot as hell :P
spikeus
2015 Dec 04
Nice job Ben..Enjoyed this video!
dexter_quito
2015 Dec 03
Thank you Ben!
pearlpassion
2015 Nov 28
Excellent tutorial Ben...
StayatHomeDadRecs
2015 Nov 25
Great work Ben. I like that "trashy" mic behind the drummer. "It's the detail Morty!!"
drumvarna
2015 Nov 25
Very nice and interesting video!!! Great job Ben!!! RESPECT!!!
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