“A Ubiquitous Piece of the Pop Culture Soundscape” This is how Nate Harrison describes the Amen Break drum loop in the introduction to his 2004 audio documentary (listen below). When we came up with the concept for our “Amen Break Re-recorded” loop pack, we did a fair bit of research into this extraordinary 6 second […]Continue reading
A build diary and review of the Sound Skulptor MP573 mic preamp. It’s a DIY kit of a Neve 1073 style microphone preamplifier. This is the story about why and how we started building our own gear. Written by The Beat Shed session drummer, Merlin Matthews.Continue reading
Today the Beat Shed is officially launching a BESPOKE online drum recording service…Continue reading
We are very chuffed to announce we’ve launched Version #2 of The Beat Shed!
When the original site launched (01.09.18) there were still a few things we really wanted to include. So it’s been great to get them up and running. We’ve also knocked off some of the rough edges, and slightly changed the way the whole thing works.
Here’s a breakdown of the main differences:Continue reading
Drum kits are a swine to record. Just set the kit up, shove microphones all over it, press record, let rip, and it will sound like a lump of turd.
Musically speaking, “the drums” is a single acoustic instrument. Yet it comprises many different instruments recorded across multiple channels simultaneously, with many microphones potentially pushing and pulling against each other.
Drum recording requires a bit of time and thought.”Fix it in the mix” is an approach to recording you might have come across.
The Beat Shed ethos is the absolute opposite.Continue reading
July 1st 2018 was the launch date for The Beat Shed
Well we missed that one didn’t we.
August seemed like a bad month what with holidays, so we thought we’d give ourselves an extra 2 months to get everything PERFECT and COMPLETELY finished for September 1st 2018.
Well, we didn’t manage perfection. But we have managed…Continue reading