Laus Deo Semper
This is a drum cover (from the Dual-Cam Series) of Boys Like Girls' damn cool song, The Great Escape. This is by no means a technically challenging song, just damn fun to play :) I mostly did this as someone suggested the song and i digged the feel of it.. so like i said, technically very very easy song. But oh so fun fun fun..
I have to emphasize, I know calling this a "cover" is wrong, seeing as I only PARTLY stayed true to the song's drums, through the WHOLE song i play some variations of the beats, phrasing and fills, I'm NOT aiming to be accurate to the original drums, I'm just aiming to enjoy myself.. :) And I thouroughly succeeded in doing that, I might add ;)
Boys Like Girls - The Great Escape from their self-titled 2006 release is the copyrigthed property of its owner.
(External) Drums by Cobus Potgieter
(with my first set of covers, the Overhead Series, i got an insane amount of questions about my set-up.. so here's an in detail description of how i made these covers..)
Tama Superstar Custom; in the Blue Metallic Fade
Toms TOP: Remo Powerstroke 3, Clear.
Toms BOTTOM: stock heads.
Snare TOP: Remo Emperor, Coated.
Snare BOTTOM: stock head.
Bassdrum BATTER: Remo Powerstroke 4, Clear.
Paiste PST 5 UNIVERSAL setup:
8" Istanbul Mehmet Splash
Secondary Ride: Zildjian Planet Z (very muted, tightly screwed down)
Secondary Crash: Paiste 502 16" Crash
- Tama Iron Cobra Jnr. [HP200B]
[Two Panasonic NVGS250 3CCD Cameras]
I miced each individual drum, plus two overheads, ran this through a mixer, got a decent mix and recorded with ONLY *ONE* stereo channel.. no multitrack recorder(s) :) I compressed the final mix to HELL.. to get a more aggressive sound, to make it sit better in with the original song (and hopefully overpower the original drums), detailed compression settings: 20:1 with a threshold of -20db and a compensation gain of 15db, with both seperate channels (LEFT and RIGHT, from the mixer) sent to a stereo sub-group, and the compression settings applied to THIS group, it gave a nice compact and aggressive result.. further mastering was needed to equalize the final mix and control peak levels and such.