I'm working on a drum track for a major sound track (please, no details because it seems I always jinx myself) and I need a little tips on separation. First here is what I am using, Mackie 1640 mixer with firewire to my PC and recording to Cubase. Mics consist of AKG D112 on bass drum, four C 418 on toms and snare, and sure SM87 overhead. Also, I've been experimenting using Sure 57's on the snare's as well. Any suggestions on other mics is most welcome. I have mics on all the drums plus overheads but I am trying to achieve a cleaner sound for each drum on respective track. Question, could I achieve this using gating and if so any suggested thresh hold?
For now, I will tackle this question and once I have found a satisfactory suggestion I will move on to the next. I can say that the client needs a well recorded "demonstration" mixed with the companies already completed sound track. On the lighter side, this is a hell of a lot of fun!
Thanks in advance.