The Recording Process: An In-Depth Look at Home Studio Drum Recording

I detailed my recording process for a song by trumpeter/composer Ron Ruvio called “Saving Gin” in a video series which starts below.

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Here’s a PDF of the chart Ron wrote for me. Please click on the download link below to download it, as I reference specific bar numbers and sections throughout the demonstration. You may wish to print it out as well.

In Part 1, we talk about the pre-production process: listening to the track, looking at the chart, practicing the song and hitting tough spots.

In Part 2, I begin recording takes and evaluating them.

In Part 3, I continue recording and evaluating takes.

And in Part 4, we do some editing and post-production, and talk about a little bit on the technical/gear side of things.

And finally, in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the full (final) performance of the song. Thanks for watching!

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