Originally Posted by bduersch
Not quite sure what you mean by that (but constructive criticism IS all good)--can you describe it in a little more detail? Re-recording the drums is not an option, but if it's something I could help with a little EQ/compression/reverb/etc. I'd love to give it a shot. Looking over the tracks in Sonar, all the drums are dry--no FX at all so far. Perhaps that's what makes them sound toylike?
I'm being picky here--I'm a perfectionist after all, but it almost sounds to me like the drum skins (if there actually were any--they're electronic, I understand) need to be tightened. Just sounds kind of small and squashy. (I'm suddenly sorry about my inefficient command of the English language
) Maybe it sounds to me like it's a low-end kit. I'd also like some reverb, and maybe, just maybe, compression. Hope it helps, but I'm at a loss.
Try this. Give a listen to an older recording like Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced. The drums on that record sound attrocious to me. Much of that was likely production. Then listen to say Tommy Aldridge on Ozzy's Tribute CD. The drums are tight, huge even. That's the way I
think all drums should sound.
Let me say this too, the recording is great. Absolutely great. I'm jealous that I can't do what you and your wife have done. It's just that these few things I mentioned just take away from an otherwise, as far as I can tell, near-flawless recording.