I posted a mellow jazz ballad recently that featured the superb Post Steinway D, the fantastic Trilogy Acoustic Bass, and Groove Agent brush drums. The feedback that I got was that the drums were lacking, which I had to agree with. I ended up ordering the Purrrfect Drums, and Brushes, and I must say they are incredible. I ended up redoing the song, but this time a played the snare swirls myself on a Pearl Maple snare. The swirls in Purrfect Brushes are actually very good, but I had already recorded the swirls by the time I got the samples.
I also replace the rest of the brush kit with the Purrrfect Brush samples, using the GA midi output.
Definitely an improvement. Here\'s the results: www.raylindsley.com/Body and Soul.mp3
Much better, Ray.
This time though, the drums are too present for a standard jazz recording. I would be putting some verb on it and slightly rolling off the highs. Plus the kick is too \"rock and roll\". Jazz kicks are felt, not heard. Try something with a soft beater and more of a fluffy attack than something so crispy and high-endy.
Thanks for tajing the time to listen, and for the feedback.
Once again I think your commentary is spot-on. There was something I didn\'t really like about the kick drum. I\'ll also try tweaking the highs and reverb (although I tend to like a very intimate sound and will always tend to go light on the \'verb).