My Massive Drum Sounds

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Studio Secrets | 0 comments

Besides being asked how I got the Flaming Lips drum sounds or the Hum guitars, people often want to know how I managed to get the massive drum sounds on most of the records I’ve engineered or produced.  The super short answer is simple:  I match the drums sounds in my head. If this sounds way easier said than done, don’t fret.  I’ll walk you through a few basic techniques that have worked for me over the years: 01. LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN: First and foremost...

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Flaming Lips Drum Sounds?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Studio Secrets | 0 comments

There were so many factors that went into the drum sounds on the Flaming Lips records I was lucky enough to be a part of, and there’s no single answer as to ‘how’ they happened. But, I’ll do my best to describe the process I went through while creating the drum sounds from ‘Transmissions from the Satellite Heart’ way back when as a start. First, it was a process of trial and error from the very beginning. Without exaggeration, on the...

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