Online Drum Recording
Tom Beck Recording guarantees high-quality professional drum tracks. Tom Beck Recording is a top-flight sound studio designed exclusively to record acoustic drums. It combines all of the advantages of a recording studio, a sound technician and a drummer to offer convenient “one-stop shopping”. The workflow is simple: a producer uploads songs to the Tom Beck Recording server; Tom Beck records customized, studio-quality drum tracks and, if needed, edits them; the data are uploaded to the server once again and the client imports the individual tracks for post-production with his or her own recording software.
All drum tracks are recorded without EQs, compressors, or any other plug-ins, since the instruments used at Tom Beck Recording are capable of producing excellent sound without such aids. What is more, meticulous positioning of microphones assures optimal channel separation.
The benefits of working with live drums
Although today’s market is flooded with software alternatives to live drums, none of these tools can “feel” its way into a song, and thus requires programming – by non-drummers. As a rule, proper drum programming requires more time than playing drum parts live, and a perfectly played drum set lends a song much more energy and life than programmed grooves. Nevertheless, depending on the particular production, the two approaches are equally respectable.
The advantages of outsourcing drum tracks to Tom Beck Recording
Every recording studio has its own distinct acoustic characteristics, and optimal drum recordings require fitting the set used with skins adapted to the venue and tuned accordingly. Since most production budgets do not stretch to the requisite studio time, however, compromises are often the order of the day. At Tom Beck Recording, the drum set has been perfectly positioned, optimally tuned to a recording space measuring fully 60 square metres, and appropriately miked, a matter of several weeks, to say nothing of the selection and testing of the various technical components.
Outsourcing drum recordings to Tom Beck also saves time and money, since booking a drummer for a studio session typically means budgeting a whole day just for get-in, set-up, positioning, miking and sound checking before so much as one song has been recorded. What is more, dates must be coordinated to suit all participants (studio staff, sound technician, drummer), a daunting task what with most recording studios booked out for complex productions.
Working on a project at Tom Beck Recording requires much less time and money than a classical production: since equipment and instruments have already been installed and cabled, there is no need for time-consuming (and costly) drum and studio equipment set-up, and you can get down to productive work immediately. And because you pay just one service provider, costs are further reduced in comparison to a traditional recording session.
Because the recording is done by a drummer, i.e. a specialist, producers are assured impeccable results. After all, any professional drummer worth his or her salt aims to deliver a perfect performance! Nor do customers need to worry about how long it takes to do this, since Tom Beck Recording charges a flat fee per song (negotiable), not an hourly rate.