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The Multi-Velocity Pack Demo Medley

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HVRK 99 HEAVY ROCK MT 11

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Red Warning

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It's all about the sound...

This is an awesome rock kit. Just plain natural no processing recorded in an incredible live room. Listen to the demos and you decide...

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  • The Recording Studio - The Garden Studio, London UK

    The Garden Studios

    The Garden studios closed at the end of 2012 and we were lucky enough to capture the sound of the live room before it was turned into a Pret A Manger.

    The studio, based in Shoreditch London had been running as a commercial facility since 1978 when it was setup by John Foxx from Ultravox. For the last 20 years it has been owned by musician Matt Johnson from The The and in its final 5 years was run in partnership with producer / mix engineer Craig Silvey and Miloco Studios.

    What made this studio so interesting was that the live room defied all acoustic logic. It had a low ceiling live room with plaster walls and a wooden floor yet when you set up a drum kit in there it just sounded huge. This live room has been used to record hit after hit over the years. Including albums by The The, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine, The Horrors and Bombay Bicycle Club.

    https://milocostudios.com/studios/the-garden/

  • The Recording Equipment

    The Garden Equipment

    The Garden was centered around a vintage Neve 8026 console one of the greatest tracking consoles ever made. Like all our single hit kits we recorded straight to Pro Tools HD (the tape noise levels would be too much for single hits especially the quiet ones). With the vintage neve and classic microphones we were soon able to fatten the sound of this kit. All the microphones were recorded through either Neve 1084 or Neve 1076 mic pre's which were built into the console. Ginge used an external GML 8200 EQ on the kick microphones.

  • The Microphones

    Kick Out – AKG D112

    With its distinctive egg shape, the AKG D112 has become one of the most popular kick drum microphones ever made. A descendent of the earlier D12 dynamic microphone, AKG set about engineering a tougher and more modern sounding kick drum mic with a specially engineered diaphragm to create a solid and powerful response below 100 Hz and a narrow band presence rise at 4 kHz to help the kick punch through dense mixes with little or no added EQ. It's a large diaphragm cardioid dynamic with a built in pop shield and can handle up to 160 dB SPL with no audible distortion

    Kick Sub – Yamaha NS10 Cone

    The Yamaha NS10 speaker cone was used to capture the extra low frequencies of the drum. A dynamic microphone and a speaker are essentially the same thing. They take acoustical energy and convert it into electrical energy or vice versa.

    Snare Top – Shure SM57

    The legendary SM57 is an industry-standard cardioid dynamic microphone and is probably one of the most versatile microphones in a studios sonic arsenal. These microphones are commonly used for recording vocals, guitars and snare drums.

    Snare Bottom – Shure SM57

    The legendary SM57 is an industry-standard cardioid dynamic microphone and is probably one of the most versatile microphones in a studios sonic arsenal. These microphones are commonly used for recording vocals, guitars and snare drums. 

    Hi Hat – Neumann KM84

    The Neumann KM84 microphone is a small capsule cardioid condenser and was the first mic made with 48 V phantom power technology.
The Neumann KM84 has become a real favourite for classical music recording because of its smooth faithful reproduction but its also known as a favourite mic for drum overheads and hi-hats.

    Rack Toms – Sennheiser MD421

    The Sennheiser 421 is a large diaphragm dynamic microphone that came out originally in the early 60s and quickly became known as a really good sounding robust mic that could handle high spls. It has established itself as a microphone that is great for toms and bass instruments

    Floor Tom – Electrovoice RE20

    The electro-voice RE20 is a cardioid moving-coil dynamic microphone with LF rolloff and EV's patented "variable d" design which minimizes proximity effect. Its a real "all around" workhorse microphone and instruments benefit from its smooth sound and flat frequency response.

    Ride – Bruel & Kjaer 4011

    DPA's 4011 mic - known prior to 1998 as the Brüel & Kjær (B&K) 4011 mic, features a 1dB roll-off in the midrange frequencies along with a 1dB rise between 10 and 15kHz. The result is a crisp, though not overly bright sound. Its response off axis is fantasic.

    China Splash – Bruel & Kjaer 4011

    DPA's 4011 mic - known prior to 1998 as the Brüel & Kjær (B&K) 4011 mic, features a 1dB roll-off in the midrange frequencies along with a 1dB rise between 10 and 15kHz. The result is a crisp, though not overly bright sound. Its response off axis is fantasic.

    Overheads - Coles 4038 Ribbon microphones

    The 4038 is a classic Studio Ribbon Microphone designed by the 
BBC and originally manufactured by STC. Coles, the outsourced manufacturer, bought the rights to the STC microphone line in 1974. It is one of the world’s best-known ribbon microphones.

    Room Microphones – AKG C12

    The AKG C12 is a legendary microphone having started manufacture in 1953. It is a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone. It is one of the most sought after microphones ever built. The mythical status of the C12 is entirely based on the design and manufacture of its hand tensioned, edge terminated Ck12 capsule which is undoubtedly the most intricate and beautifully engineered mic capsule ever produced.

  • The Spec Breakdown

    DrumMicrophoneMic Pre / Outboard
    Kick AKG D112 Neve 1084 / GML 8200 EQ
    Kick Sub NS10 Cone Neve 1084 / GML 8200 EQ
    Snare Top Shure SM57 Neve 1084
    Snare Bottom Shure SM57 Neve 1084
    Hi-Hat Neumann KM84 Neve 1084
    High Rack Tom Sennheiser MD421 Neve 1084
    Low Rack Tom Sennheiser MD421 Neve 1084
    Floor Tom Electrovoice RE20 Neve 1084
    Ride Cymbal Bruel & Kjaer 4011 Neve 1084
    China Crash Cymbal Bruel & Kjaer 4011 Neve 1084
    Overheads Coles 4038's Neve 1076
    Room Mics AKG C12's Neve 1076