Academy Dashboard Forum Production Recording Techniques Pre Gain recording Drums Reply To: Pre Gain recording Drums

Guido tum Suden

    I only have the pres in the interfaces. Okay, that's not entirely true, I've got a SPL Channel One.
    Should I use the analog pre? One which instrument? Probably snare top?

    There's not much on the topic on the net but I found one article, having to do with the noise floor, that said, as a rule of thumb, you should only use a pad switch, regardless of where it is, if you have to.

    But I can see what you mean about the gain of an analog pre. Destroying transients of a snare drum doesn't have to be bad. We're putting distortion plugins on snare tracks all the time and some people redirect their signals to a console to do just that.