Thanks! I used Toontrack's Superior Drummer
for the main "acoustic drums", but in this case, for the 2nd part I also mixed-in synth drums and percussion samples (from vintage drum machine Yamaha RY-30
) into room and overheads of original drums to create some other feel.
The snare drum in 1st and 3rd parts has gated reverb on it (kind of an old technique, but I like this sound). And that reverb is the impulse from the old verb-machine AMS RMX16
as well, which is very popular since 80s, I think.
I guess for the next projects I will really push the saturation (for loud, rockin' tracks) and possibly, high freq band for a more intense sound. Went really mild with this one, if compared to some possible reference tracks.
P.S. I'm also kind of a mellow, noodling guy most of the time, not "on-point", and after hearing some of your tracks, Craig, now I'm really craving to try composing and recording some very accurate and heavy stuff.
Btw, for anyone wondering, mixing was done in Pro Tools 10, all instrument groups went through "console emulation" of an EMI console unit, as for guitar sound emulation it's basically Boss DS-1 into Marshall JTM 45 with native cabs, mic'd with Shure SM57. Reverbs are from the aforementioned impulses of AMS RMX16... Delay and modulations are native Avid plugins for PT10.
All tracks and samples are tweaked with a Pro Tools EQ and the emulation of 1176 compressor. Just a SSL compressor, Kramer Tape and Limiter-1 on the master.