Best Answer actdmusic , 09 October 2013 - 09:32 AM
I have 2 open Monitor sends as well as 13, 14, and 15 inputs open. Would I be able to do this with just the Stagescape or would I need another mixer? I apologize in advance for coming off as a nube but I don't have much experience with mixing drums.
Here Is how I would assume this is done. I currently mic the Kick, Top Snare, Bottom Snare, 2 Overheads.
1. Set up a stereo monitor for C and D.
2. Send each drum mic to this stereo monitor.
3. Plug a XLR Jack to 1/4 IN Plug from C to input 13
3. Plug a XLR Jack to 1/4 IN Plug from D to input 14
4. Assign Drum Bus Crush preset to inputs 13 and 14
5. Send both the original mic inputs and inputs 13 and 14 to the Main outputs.
Yes. I never tried that. But it should work that way.
Leave the monitor mode in "unlinked" (equivalent to pre-fader). so you can mix the compressed buss differently from the main drum channel.
Maybe not so much cymbals on the compressor?
Than raise the "normal" drums near the desired level of performance and start to bring the compressed drum buss up slowly.
Be careful. Don't overdue it with the compressed bus.
The drums should start to sound really full and punchy, but they will take a lot of space in the mix.
And there's always the risk of ruining dynamics.
Also consider that heavily compressed mics on stage will feedback super easily.
This technique is very well known in studio mixing.
Some people call it "The fat fader"
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